If you plan to go from Leeds to Cardiff, either for work or a weekend away, catching the train is the easiest way to travel. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it allows you to relax on the journey, make use of our free Wi-Fi to catch up on the latest soap opera or plan your time in the Welsh capital.


How long does the train from Leeds to Cardiff take?

It’s usually between 4 and 5 hours depending on which route you’re on. Regardless, this journey involves travelling through picturesque landscapes and bustling cities, offering you a chance to unwind and enjoy the scenery while onboard.

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Why travel from Leeds to Cardiff by train?

Cardiff is not only the beating heart of Wales but a gateway to the rest of the world. With frequent train services running back and forth, Cardiff Airport is the only international airport in Wales, and with nearly 2 million passengers annually, the busiest. Popular flight routes include Alicante, Málaga, and Tenerife in Spain, Paris and Dublin.

Europe’s largest and some say, most stylish urban waterfront, Cardiff Bay is home to numerous chic cafes and bars, fine restaurants and, of course, the iconic Millennium Centre. Featuring the typical Welsh elements of slate, wood and steel, this instantly recognisable building is the hub for performance arts. A year-round programme showcases local and international talents in live acts including ballet, opera, stand-up comedy and a range of eccentric, one-off performances.

Catching the train home to Leeds allows you to relax after your Cardiff adventure. Why not download our free mobile app which keeps you aware of all our latest deals on train journeys?

These deals include our flexible Anytime tickets giving you a choice of travel times. Want to buy ahead of time? Advance discounts are available. Book your money-saving tickets now.