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Edinburgh to Cardiff

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1 suggested route to go from Edinburgh to Cardiff by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Edinburgh to Cardiff ?

Trip Edinburgh Cardiff

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

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

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 Cardiff. Simply enter your travel date to Cardiff and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Edinburgh - Cardiff offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of CrossCountry, National Express, MegaBus, First TransPennine Express, Blablacar, First Great Western, Virgin Trains or Eastern Airways to reach Cardiff.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Edinburgh to Cardiff bus

Departure bus stations in Edinburgh

It is recommended that you arrive at the Edinburgh bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Edinburgh

Bus stops at arrival in Cardiff

Once the bus has arrived at Cardiff, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Cardiff

Train Edinburgh to Cardiff

Is it possible to go directly by train from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

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

Intercity train Edinburgh Cardiff

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Edinburgh and Cardiff with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Edinburgh Cardiff train companies

The railways First TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, First Great Western, Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Cardiff.
First TransPennine Express Edinburgh CardiffCrossCountry Edinburgh CardiffFirst Great Western Edinburgh CardiffArriva Trains Wales Edinburgh CardiffVirgin Trains Edinburgh Cardiff

Railway stations from Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Arrival train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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

  • Book your Edinburgh Cardiff flight well in advance to get the best prices. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Cardiff and be flexible. 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 Edinburgh to Cardiff flights ?

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

Departure airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Destination airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Carpool from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Edinburgh-Cardiff with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Edinburgh to Cardiff, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Edinburgh-Cardiff rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Cardiff!

When you book a ride between Edinburgh Cardiff, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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