Edinburgh to Cardiff

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5 trains from $257
Tomorrow
5 trains from $215
Fri, May 31
5 trains from $217
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Sat
May 25
$215Cross Country
$64National Express
$115Flybe
Sun
May 26
$129Cross Country
$67National Express
$92Flybe
Mon
May 27
$211Cross Country
$75National Express
$75Flybe
Tue
May 28
$89Cross Country
$47National Express
$78Flybe
Wed
May 29
$134Cross Country
$40National Express
$64Flybe
Thu
May 30
$135Cross Country
$47National Express
$54Flybe
Fri
May 31
$217Cross Country
$50National Express
$509KLM
Sat
Jun 1
$134Cross Country
$46National Express
$92Flybe
Sun
Jun 2
$216Cross Country
$61National Express
$115Flybe
Mon
Jun 3
$134Cross Country
$45National Express
$54Flybe
Tue
Jun 4
$136Cross Country
$31National Express
$43Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
$110Cross Country
$23National Express
$43Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
$73Cross Country
$22National Express
$43Flybe
Fri
Jun 7
$138Cross Country
$43National Express
$57Flybe
Sat
Jun 8
$105Cross Country
$40National Express
$93Flybe
Sun
Jun 9
$105Cross Country
$49National Express
$150Flybe
Mon
Jun 10
$135Cross Country
$47National Express
$78Flybe
Tue
Jun 11
$108Cross Country
$12National Express
$65Flybe
Wed
Jun 12
$108Cross Country
$26National Express
$54Flybe
Thu
Jun 13
$110Cross Country
$23National Express
$56Flybe

General Information about the journey from Edinburgh to Cardiff

It is possible to travel between the cities of Cardiff and Edinburgh by plane, bus or train. The quickest and only direct route is by plane, with journeys by bus taking the longest. All airports and stations have good local transport links.

Buses from Edinburgh to Cardiff

National Express Coaches operate four services a day, with a journey time of approximately 12 hours. There are three morning departures and one just before 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Connections are made at Birmingham or London, with buses departing from Elder Street Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff Central Bus Station. Both are conveniently located for the city centers.

Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Trains between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Cardiff Central Station take around 6 to 7 hours, with one or two departures an hour from early morning, until around 5:00 p.m. Later trains involve more connections and longer journey times. The service is operated by Cross Country, First Great Western, Virgin and Arriva Wales, with connections at Crewe or Bristol Parkway. There is a reduced service on Sundays.

Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff

There are six daily direct flights between the two cities operated by Flybe and Easyjet, with flight times of approximately 5 hours. The first departure is around 8:00 a.m. and the last plane leaves just before 9:00 p.m. Flights depart from Edinburgh International Airport, 9 km from the city center and land at either Cardiff Airport, 19 km West of the city, or Bristol International Airport, 70 km from Cardiff. Other routes involve connections in London, or outside the United Kingdom, and have longer journey times.

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Best fares from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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Sun, May 26
Bus
National Express
05:3510h 45m16:20
EdinburghCardiff
Sun, May 26
Train
Cross Country
10:057h 24m17:29
EdinburghCardiff
Sun, May 26
Flight
Flybe
21:001h 20m22:20
EdinburghCardiff
Fastest Way to Travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Mon, May 27
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 15m20:00
EdinburghCardiff
Mon, Jun 3
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 15m20:00
EdinburghCardiff
Mon, Jun 17
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 15m20:00
EdinburghCardiff
Return Journeys from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Sun, May 26
Bus
National Express
16:4814h 12m07:00
CardiffEdinburgh
Sun, May 26
Train
Cross Country
09:457h 14m16:59
CardiffEdinburgh
Sun, May 26
Flight
Flybe
10:551h 10m12:05
CardiffEdinburgh
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
Cardiff
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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