Edinburgh to Cardiff

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5 trains from $257
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5 trains from $258
Fri, Sep 20
5 trains from $259
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
$258Virgin Trains
$46National Express
$114Flybe
Thu
Sep 19
$257Cross Country
$41National Express
$114Flybe
Fri
Sep 20
$259Virgin Trains
$53National Express
$114Flybe
Sat
Sep 21
$257Virgin Trains
$43National Express
$191Flybe
Sun
Sep 22
$257Arriva Trains Wales
$45National Express
$147Flybe
Mon
Sep 23
$133Cross Country
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$77Flybe
Tue
Sep 24
$132Cross Country
$19National Express
$52Flybe
Wed
Sep 25
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$22National Express
$53Flybe
Thu
Sep 26
$105Cross Country
$21National Express
$63Flybe
Fri
Sep 27
$132Cross Country
$28National Express
$63Flybe
Sat
Sep 28
$250Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$62Flybe
Sun
Sep 29
$95Virgin Trains
$26National Express
$61Flybe
Mon
Sep 30
$134Cross Country
$24National Express
$41Flybe
Tue
Oct 1
$97Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$40Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
$106Cross Country
$20National Express
$33Flybe
Thu
Oct 3
$106Cross Country
$23National Express
$53Flybe
Fri
Oct 4
$133Cross Country
$27National Express
$53Flybe
Sat
Oct 5
$97Virgin Trains
$26National Express
$143Flybe
Sun
Oct 6
$103Cross Country
$25National Express
$75Flybe
Mon
Oct 7
$107Cross Country
$24National Express
$53Flybe

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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Cardiff
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