Edinburgh to Cardiff

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Today
5 trains from $275
Tomorrow
5 trains from $77
Fri, Jul 26
5 trains from $275
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Thu
Jul 25
$77First Transpennine Express
$62National Express
$60Flybe
Fri
Jul 26
$275First Transpennine Express
$73National Express
$77Flybe
Sat
Jul 27
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$62National Express
$190Flybe
Sun
Jul 28
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$51National Express
$147Flybe
Mon
Jul 29
$68First Transpennine Express
$46National Express
$63Flybe
Tue
Jul 30
$77First Transpennine Express
$31National Express
$64Flybe
Wed
Jul 31
$68First Transpennine Express
$50National Express
$63Flybe
Thu
Aug 1
$133Cross Country
$25National Express
$53Flybe
Fri
Aug 2
$215Cross Country
$53National Express
$64Flybe
Sat
Aug 3
$256First Transpennine Express
$36National Express
$147Flybe
Sun
Aug 4
$257Arriva Trains Wales
$44National Express
$91Flybe
Mon
Aug 5
$215Cross Country
$48National Express
$53Flybe
Tue
Aug 6
$133Cross Country
$43National Express
$63Flybe
Wed
Aug 7
$107Cross Country
$23National Express
$33Flybe
Thu
Aug 8
$107Cross Country
$38National Express
$53Flybe
Fri
Aug 9
$133Cross Country
$32National Express
$63Flybe
Sat
Aug 10
$104Cross Country
$45National Express
$113Flybe
Sun
Aug 11
$257Virgin Trains
$47National Express
$113Flybe
Mon
Aug 12
$133Cross Country
$46National Express
$63Flybe
Tue
Aug 13
$134Cross Country
$23National Express
$41Flybe

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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Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
09:0015h 20m00:20
EdinburghCardiff
Fri, Jul 26
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:117h 29m14:40
EdinburghCardiff
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Flybe
20:251h 20m21:45
EdinburghCardiff
Fastest Way to Travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Mon, Aug 5
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 15m20:00
EdinburghCardiff
Mon, Aug 12
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 15m20:00
EdinburghCardiff
Mon, Aug 26
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 15m20:00
EdinburghCardiff
Return Journeys from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
09:5511h 5m21:00
CardiffEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Cross Country
08:567h 9m16:05
CardiffEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Flybe
18:451h 10m19:55
CardiffEdinburgh

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
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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.
TrainEdinburgh Waverley

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Refreshments
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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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