|Distance||308 miles (497 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 22 min|
|Average train ticket price||$278 (€223)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Arriva Trains Wales, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country|
Trains from Cardiff to Edinburgh cover the 308 miles (497 km) long route taking on average 6 h 22 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $278 (€223), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $254 (€205). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
CrossCountry trains will get you from Cardiff to Edinburgh from $254 (€205). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Cardiff and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Cardiff and Edinburgh on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Cardiff to Edinburgh train schedule from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 308 miles (497 km) trip from Cardiff to Edinburgh, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Cardiff to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the CrossCountry train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Edinburgh from Cardiff and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Cardiff and Edinburgh with CrossCountry!
CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets from Cardiff to Edinburgh and when traveling by train:
During the week, rail service from Cardiff to Edinburgh runs 3 times an hour from 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with one peak fare period occurring before 9:00 a.m. As direct journeys are not possible for this 6 to 7.5-hour journey, passengers should expect to transfer 1 to 3 times at stations such as Crewe, Lancaster, Bristol, Birmingham, and/or Preston. On the weekend, service slows slightly, with 1 to 2 trains departing per hour between 5:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and one train departing per hour from shortly after 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Passengers should be aware that some weekend connections can take up to 8 hours to reach Edinburgh. Rail services on this route are operated by Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western, Transpennine Express and Virgin Trains.
Return trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff are also available.
Tenth most populous city in the United Kingdom, Cardiff is the capital and driving economic force of Wales. The city's extensive cultural history is evidenced in the varying architectural styles recalling Roman and Norman influences as well as exposing the impact of the industrial revolution. Points of interest include the Welsh National Museum, the Pierhead Building, and the Millennium Stadium. Visitors should also be sure to check out the Cardiff Castle in the centre of the city.
As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh attracts approximately 13 million visitors every year. Home to four major universities and a thriving cultural scene, it was the first city to be bestowed with the honour of UNESCO City of Literature. Visitors should be sure to check out both the Royal Mile and the church of St-Giles in the Old Town and the National Gallery of Scotland in the New Town. The city fills with artists in August for the alternative Edinburgh Festival Fringe which is an incredible cultural experience not to be missed.
There are a few train stations in Cardiff to start your journey from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). In Edinburgh you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Cardiff.
The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Edinburgh.
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