Trains from Cardiff to Leeds

Cardiff to Leeds train information

Cardiff Leeds train map

Train duration 4h31m
Arrival Leeds, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 175 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £28.00
Average train price £56.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains between Cardiff (East Wales) to Leeds (Yorkshire and the Humber England) are operated by Great Western Railway, Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How long is the train?

On average, the journey takes normally 4h31m by train to cover the 175 miles to go to Leeds from Cardiff. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

What is the price of the train?

Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £28.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Cardiff to Leeds train tickets

from £28.00 MORE 4h30m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.50 MORE 6h56m
from £8.61 MORE 7h00m

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Cardiff - Leeds: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£56

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£59

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to Leeds will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £45 whereas when buying your ticket 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £59 for your journey. Thus, you can save 23% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 1 month in advance rather than 3 days in advance.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cardiff to Leeds trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Leeds by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Leeds to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£28.00 11/11/2019 18:55 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£28.00 11/11/2019 20:17 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£31.20 10/11/2019 18:50 Great Western Railway 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£31.60 10/11/2019 19:50 Great Western Railway 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£32.45 11/11/2019 17:56 Great Western Railway 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£33.50 11/11/2019 18:45 Cross Country 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£33.50 11/11/2019 09:45 Cross Country 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£33.50 10/11/2019 14:45 Cross Country 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£35.55 11/11/2019 08:56 Great Western Railway 1 month ago
Cardiff
Central
Leeds
£35.80 11/11/2019 16:56 Great Western Railway 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff Leeds train

Discount Cardiff - Leeds train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Cardiff Leeds train ticket.

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Cardiff to Leeds? Use your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Cardiff Leeds ticket (i.e.: £55.43)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£55.43 = 1.59. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Cardiff to Leeds (one way trip).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cardiff to Leeds train £55.43 £36.96 £18.48 1.59

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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