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Traveling from Edinburgh to Cardiff with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Edinburgh to Cardiff. 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 much will I pay for train tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

The cheapest train tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff cost $ 106.35. On average, you can expect to spend around $ 170.77 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Edinburgh to Cardiff.

Edinburgh to Cardiff by train

Best price $ 106.35
Journey duration 9 h 25 min
Connections per day 21
First departure 07:02
Last departure 10:47
Distance 308.8 mi

Route Summary by train

Connections
21
Carriers
2
Minimum price
-
Maximum price
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CrossCountry-logo
CrossCountry
Duration: 7 h 17 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
10:08 - 17:25
$ 127.34
CrossCountry-logo
CrossCountry
Duration: 7 h 19 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
12:08 - 19:27
$ 127.34
CrossCountry-logo
CrossCountry
Duration: 7 h 36 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
16:08 - 23:44
$ 127.34
Avanti West Coast-logo
Avanti West Coast
Duration: 7 h 33 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
07:52 - 15:25
$ 132.09
London North Eastern Railway-logo
London North Eastern Railway
Duration: 8 h 25 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
09:00 - 17:25
$ 132.09
London North Eastern Railway-logo
London North Eastern Railway
Duration: 7 h 24 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
13:00 - 20:24
$ 132.09
London North Eastern Railway-logo
London North Eastern Railway
Duration: 7 h 19 min
Edinburgh - Cardiff Central
15:00 - 22:19
$ 132.09

How long does the journey from Edinburgh to Cardiff take by train?

In order to get from Edinburgh to Cardiff faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Edinburgh and Cardiff will complete the journey in 5 h 52 min. On average, it will take you about 9 h 25 min to travel the 309.4 mi between Edinburgh and Cardiff.

What time are the first and last departures from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

The first journey of the day departs from Edinburgh at 07:02. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 10:47. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Edinburgh and Cardiff. 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.

When traveling from Edinburgh to Cardiff by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Edinburgh from the following stations: Edinburgh and Edinburgh Park. Arriving at Cardiff, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Cardiff Central. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Cardiff.

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

The exact number of journeys from Edinburgh to Cardiff 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 21 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail and CrossCountry. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 298 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 Edinburgh to Cardiff. 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 Edinburgh to Cardiff varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 21 journeys with one change or more.