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You can get from Edinburgh to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to Cardiff on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||308 miles (497 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$64 - $247|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $64 (€53) • 13 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $130 (€108) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express, Loganair or Avanti West Coast|
Travel 308 miles (497 km) by bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $64 (€53). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, Loganair or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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.
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 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.
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.
There are 3 ways that you can travel to Cardiff from Edinburgh. You can take a bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel to Cardiff from Edinburgh is by taking a bus with an average price of $64 (€53).
This is compared to other travel options to Cardiff:
A bus is $66 (€55) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Cardiff costing on average $130 (€108).
A bus is $183 (€153) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Cardiff costing on average $247 (€206).
The fastest way from Edinburgh to Cardiff is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.
There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h on average.
In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 1 min on average.
Cardiff is approximately 308 miles (497 km) away from Edinburgh.
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cardiff is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Edinburgh to Cardiff as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Cardiff:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Before traveling from Edinburgh to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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