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from Cardiff to Edinburgh

You can get from Cardiff to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cardiff to Edinburgh on May 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens16h10 07:10PMEdinburgh
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$801One-way
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03:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens16h10 07:10PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$801One-way

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Fri
May 20
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$80National Express
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Sat
May 21
$241Cross Country
$39National Express
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Sun
May 22
$239Cross Country
$44National Express
$234Loganair
Mon
May 23
$241Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
$180Loganair
Tue
May 24
$119Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
$151Loganair
Wed
May 25
$118Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$109Loganair
Thu
May 26
$150Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
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Fri
May 27
$240Avanti West Coast
$46National Express
$234Loganair
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May 28
$240Cross Country
$44National Express
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Sun
May 29
$240Cross Country
$54National Express
$151Loganair
Mon
May 30
$240Avanti West Coast
$44National Express
$109Loganair
Tue
May 31
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$35National Express
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Wed
Jun 1
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$40National Express
$178Loganair
Thu
Jun 2
$148Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
$205Loganair
Fri
Jun 3
$230Avanti West Coast
$40National Express
$151Loganair
Sat
Jun 4
$289Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
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Sun
Jun 5
$287Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
$152Loganair
Mon
Jun 6
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$32National Express
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Tue
Jun 7
$119Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$151Loganair
Wed
Jun 8
$233Avanti West Coast
$24National Express
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Cardiff

distanceDistance308 miles (497 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $202
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€33) • 13 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $118 (€106) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Loganair or Avanti West Coast

Travel 308 miles (497 km) by bus, flight or train from Cardiff to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€33). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Loganair or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Edinburgh is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $37 (€33) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A bus is $81 (€73) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh costing on average $118 (€106).

A bus is generally $164 (€148) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $202 (€181) from Cardiff to Edinburgh.

What is the quickest way to get from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 13 h 55 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 22 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Cardiff and Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is approximately 308 miles (497 km) away from Cardiff.

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Edinburgh is:

  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Edinburgh from Cardiff as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Cardiff and in Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Cardiff Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Cardiff to Edinburgh depart from Cardiff Central to Edinburgh Waverley.

Who can get me from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Edinburgh by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cardiff to Edinburgh for $37 (€33).
  • Travel with Loganair for flights to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Loganair Cardiff to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $118 (€106).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Cardiff to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $202 (€181).

Is there a direct service to Edinburgh from Cardiff?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take to Edinburgh with.

Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cardiff and Edinburgh ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I buy a ticket from Cardiff to Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Cardiff to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $37 (€33) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $118 (€106) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $202 (€181) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.