The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 53 m
6 h 33 m
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Of the 4 trains that leave Edinburgh for Cardiff every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||308 miles (497 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 53 min|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Train companies||Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service|
Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff cover the 308 miles (497 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 53 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Travel to Cardiff from Edinburgh on First TransPennine Express 3 and CrossCountry trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.
One of the best ways to travel to Cardiff from Edinburgh is by taking a train with First TransPennine Express 3. Omio helps you find the ideal First TransPennine Express 3 train between Edinburgh and Cardiff by showing you First TransPennine Express 3 current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Edinburgh to Cardiff trip. You can expect to travel 308 miles (497 km) from Edinburgh to Cardiff on a train with First TransPennine Express 3. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff, you can check straight away if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your First TransPennine Express 3 train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Cardiff from Edinburgh!
Edinburgh to Cardiff train information with First TransPennine Express 3:
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Are you making plans to travel between Edinburgh and Cardiff? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Edinburgh to Cardiff trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 308 miles (497 km) between Edinburgh and Cardiff. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff, 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 have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train between Edinburgh and Cardiff, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!
There are no direct trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff but it is possible to travel from the Scottish to the Welsh capital with only one change. The first departure is a Virgin trains service leaving just before 7:00 a.m. connecting at Crewe with an Arriva Trains Wales route to Cardiff. The service operates roughly every hour throughout the day until the final train in the late afternoon. Some journeys use CrossCountry services to Bristol Parkway to connect with Great Western railroad trains. Journey times range from under six hours to seven hours and 30 minutes.
Departure Station: Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff depart from Waverley station which is situated in central Edinburgh, around a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. Bus and tram stops on Princes Street provide local connections. Night buses and airport services depart from Waverley Bridge. The station cab rank is next to the concourse and platforms.
Arrival Station: Cardiff Central station is located south-west of the centre, connected by local buses from stops nearby on Penarth Road. cabs are available by the main entrance.
Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff depart from Waverley train station, which is centrally located in Edinburgh. There is a cab rank located close to the station, at Waverley Bridge. Bus stops are situated outside exit 1 of the station along Princess Street. There is also a convenient tram service that operates a route to the main entrance of Waverley train station. Night bus services operate between the hours of midnight and 4:30 a.m. For those arriving by private car, there are convenient parking facilities at Waverley Bridge.
Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a port city with plenty to offer its visitors. Cardiff's top attractions include the picturesque Cardiff Bay, the tranquil Bute Park, Llandaff Cathedral and Cardiff Castle. Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff arrive at Cardiff Central train station, which is located at Central Square in the city centre. Just outside the main entrance is Cardiff Central bus station. For onward travel, city service routes, such as Stagecoach 122 and EST 89, call in at the bus station. There is also a cab rank at the bus station.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Cardiff most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.
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