Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central train

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CrossCountry
06:06AMEdinburgh7h11 01:17PMCardiff Central
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Avanti West Coast
06:52AMEdinburgh5h58 12:50PMCardiff Central
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CrossCountry
07:01AMEdinburgh7h06 02:07PMCardiff Central
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08:06AMEdinburgh7h10 03:16PMCardiff Central
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Avanti West Coast
08:52AMEdinburgh5h50 02:42PMCardiff Central
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Train schedule from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, February 2
CrossCountry
06:06AMEdinburgh7h11 01:17PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
06:52AMEdinburgh5h58 12:50PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
07:01AMEdinburgh7h06 02:07PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
08:06AMEdinburgh7h10 03:16PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:52AMEdinburgh5h50 02:42PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
09:05AMEdinburgh7h02 04:07PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
10:03AMEdinburgh7h06 05:09PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
10:52AMEdinburgh6h09 05:01PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
11:06AMEdinburgh7h08 06:14PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
12:03PMEdinburgh7h12 07:15PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
12:52PMEdinburgh6h03 06:55PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
01:05PMEdinburgh7h08 08:13PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
02:05PMEdinburgh7h11 09:16PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
02:52PMEdinburgh6h04 08:56PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
03:08PMEdinburgh7h42 10:50PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
04:07PMEdinburgh7h40 11:47PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
04:52PMEdinburgh6h08 11:00PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
CrossCountry
05:07PMEdinburgh7h52 12:59AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
TransPennine Express Service
06:12PMEdinburgh13h33 07:45AMCardiff Central
2 transfers
TransPennine Express Service
08:11PMEdinburgh13h40 09:51AMCardiff Central
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central

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Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

7 h 32 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

498 km

It's difficult to get from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central without transferring at least once.

Avanti West Coast
08:52AMEdinburgh5h50 02:42PMCardiff Central
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Avanti West Coast
06:52AMEdinburgh5h58 12:50PMCardiff Central
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Avanti West Coast
12:52PMEdinburgh6h03 06:55PMCardiff Central
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02:52PMEdinburgh6h04 08:56PMCardiff Central
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04:52PMEdinburgh6h08 11:00PMCardiff Central
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Overview: Train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central

distanceDistance308 miles (497 km)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central cover the 308 miles (497 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 12 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3 and CrossCountry from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central trains

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CrossCountry
First TransPennine Express 3

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking for trains to Cardiff Central from Edinburgh Waverley? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 308 miles (497 km) trip between Edinburgh Waverley and Cardiff Central. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Edinburgh Waverley and Cardiff Central, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Edinburgh Waverley - Cardiff Central train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central train information:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 22 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 4 a day

Looking for trains between Edinburgh Waverley and Cardiff Central? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 308 miles (497 km) route to Cardiff Central from Edinburgh Waverley. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Edinburgh Waverley - Cardiff Central train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central train information:

  • Average Duration: 16 h 15 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Cardiff Central easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central.
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You should expect to travel around 308 miles (497 km)  from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central by train.
The train time between Edinburgh Waverley and Cardiff Central is on average 10 h 12 min  for the 308 miles (497 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cardiff Central from Edinburgh Waverley by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (660 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center.

When taking a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central, you can count on Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express Service for the best way to get you to Cardiff Central. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Edinburgh Waverley and Cardiff Central and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 11 trains a day from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central at 6: 52 AM. The last train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central that you can take departs at 6: 52 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

Trains departing from Edinburgh Waverley

Distance from Edinburgh Waverley to city center
Distance from Edinburgh Waverley to city center
0.4 miles (660 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh Airport
7 miles (12 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
There is a direct tram from St Andrew Square that goes between the airport and the train station for 35 minutes. You can also opt to ride the Airlink 100 bus for 28 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free public Wi-Fi available.
ATM
ATM
There are a few ATM machines around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Nearest Taxi Ranks are on Market St and Waverley Bridge outside the station. | Accessible taxis: Taxi ranks are located on Waverley Bridge and also Market Street. Market Street can be accessed step free via available lifts.
Lockers
Lockers
You can leave luggage at Excessive Baggage Company on Platform 2.
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: 24/7 Parking space: 509 (including 16 handicapped spaces) Parking Pricing: Free for the first 40 minutes | £8. 50 up to 3 hours | £12. 00 up to 5 hours | £17. 50 up to 10 hours | £22. 00 up to 24 hours
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth
Dining
Dining
Bagel Factory | Burger King | Caffè Nero | Costa Coffee | JD Wetherspoon | The Pasty Shop | The Beer House | M&S | Pret a Manger
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Europcar | Enterprise
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information booths are located on the concourse.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Entrances are step free. Station is equipped with an elevator. Staffed with guide communicators for the deaf. Tactile warning strips are on the platform edges for the blind.

Trains arriving to Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles (22 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 23: 59 | Sat: 06: 00 - 01: 30 Parking space: 388 Parking Pricing: €1. 00 for 2 hours | €2. 00 for 4 hours | €4. 00 for 1 day
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Helpline Contact: 03333 211202 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

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