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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Cardiff to Edinburgh. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

When you're traveling from Cardiff to Edinburgh, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 72.15. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 21.14, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Journey Details

Best price $ 60.55
Journey duration 17 h 18 min
Connections per day 4
First departure 17:15
Last departure 13:40
Distance 308.8 mi
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 14 h 35 min
Cardiff Sophia Gardens - Edinburgh Bus Station
18:15 - 08:50
$ 82.16
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 14 h 22 min
Cardiff Gabalfa Interchange - Edinburgh Bus Station
18:28 - 08:50
$ 82.16

How much time will it take to go from Cardiff to Edinburgh by bus?

The journey from Cardiff to Edinburgh covers a distance of 309.4 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 15 h 59 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 10 h 25 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cardiff to Edinburgh faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The first journey of the night departs from Cardiff at 01:30. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 13:40. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cardiff and Edinburgh. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

How many journeys from Cardiff to Edinburgh are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Cardiff to Edinburgh can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 3 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 14 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cardiff to Edinburgh. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cardiff to Edinburgh varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 2 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Cardiff Cardiff Sophia Gardens, Sophia Cl 2
Cardiff Sophia Gardens
Cardiff Gabalfa Interchange

Destination stations

Edinburgh Edinburgh Bus Station, Elder St 24
Edinburgh Bus Station