Trains from Leeds to Cardiff

Leeds to Cardiff train information

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Train duration 4h25m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Leeds, England
Distance 175 Miles

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train between Leeds (Yorkshire and the Humber England) to Cardiff (East Wales). The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.

On average, it takes approximately 4h25m by train covering a distance of 175 miles to get to Cardiff from Leeds. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.

Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

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Leeds - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Leeds to Cardiff will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £46 whereas when buying your ticket 7 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £60 for your journey. Thus, you can save 23% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 1 month in advance rather than 7 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 Leeds to Cardiff trains

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

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Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Leeds Cardiff train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Leeds to Cardiff cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Cardiff to Leeds, the card will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail 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
Leeds to Cardiff train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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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