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Cardiff to Edinburgh

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4 suggested routes to go from Cardiff to Edinburgh by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Cardiff to Edinburgh ?

Trip Cardiff Edinburgh

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance309 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Edinburgh as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Cardiff and how to find the best Cardiff to Edinburgh transport deals? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains and flights to get to Edinburgh. Simply enter your travel date to Edinburgh and Vivanoda does the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To travel from Cardiff, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of National Express, MegaBus, Blablacar, CrossCountry, FlyBE, First TransPennine Express, Cityjet and Virgin Trains will carry you to Edinburgh.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Cardiff to Edinburgh bus

Bus stops in Cardiff

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Cardiff at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Cardiff

Bus stops at arrival in Edinburgh

As soon as the coach stops at Edinburgh, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Edinburgh

Train Cardiff to Edinburgh

Is Cardiff connected to Edinburgh with a direct train?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Cardiff to Edinburgh without making any changes.

Intercity train Cardiff Edinburgh

The railway station bewteen Cardiff and Edinburgh are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Cardiff Edinburgh train companies

These are the 6 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Edinburgh: CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, ScotRail, East Coast and Arriva Trains Wales.
CrossCountry Cardiff EdinburghFirst TransPennine Express Cardiff EdinburghVirgin Trains Cardiff EdinburghScotRail Cardiff EdinburghEast Coast Cardiff EdinburghArriva Trains Wales Cardiff Edinburgh

Railway stations from Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Arrival train stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Cheap flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Cardiff to Edinburgh:

  • Book your Cardiff Edinburgh flight well in advance to get the best prices. With few exceptions, prices increase as you get closer to the departure date in order to save seats for business customers who book late and are keen to pay more.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Edinburgh. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines operate the Cardiff to Edinburgh flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Cardiff Edinburgh

Departure airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Destination airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Carpool from Cardiff to Edinburgh

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Cardiff-Edinburgh ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Cardiff-Edinburgh rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Edinburgh!

When you book a ride between Cardiff Edinburgh, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

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