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Journey details

Best price 38 $
Journey duration 8 h 17 min
Connections per day 133
First departure: 06:52
Last departure: 23:45
Distance 497km

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff on virail

Virail makes every journey easier: the only thing you will have to do is to specify the date of your journey from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Afterwards, you will be able to find the perfect option for your trip by filtering and sorting the results by price and departure. You can choose either a one-way ticket or a round-trip ticket. Virail will also automatically redirect you to the provider's website to complete your booking. Virail is a travel search engine with customers in more than 30 countries. Every year we help more than 60 million people to find the perfect solution for their journey. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and lets you find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which rail companies offer connections by train from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

Among all virail partners, you will also be able to travel with Nationalrail, serving the train route between Edinburgh and Cardiff.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

What is the cheapest price for train tickets to Cardiff?

Booking in advance really allows you to save some money: in fact, you can get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff also for only 38,00 $, while the average price is 240,40 $.

Ticket price Edinburgh - Cardiff every day

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32.86 $ More More More More 25.07 $ More
71.46 $238.09 $ More More More 71.14 $ More

Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff


If you are flexible with your travel dates, always consider that you can buy extremely cheap train tickets if you avoid travelling in the weekends and if you choose to travel during the low season.

Since the journey between Edinburgh and Cardiff is relatively short, you can consider carpooling or bus as alternative ways of transport with cheapest prices and similar duration.

Which stations serve the rail line Edinburgh - Cardiff?

Trains leave Edinburgh from Edinburgh [ EDB ] and arrive at Cardiff Bay.

Travelling by train to Cardiff from Edinburgh: how many daily connections are there?

If you need to travel to Cardiff from Edinburgh please know that there are 78 train connections every day. Please know that absolutely all these connections have a change or more. Therefore, you will not stay in the same train for the whole trip.

What time do the trains to Cardiff leave and how long is the journey?

On average, it takes 10 hours and 47 minutes to get to Cardiff by train, but you will need 7 hours and 34 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 13:05, whereas the last one leaves Edinburgh at 23:05.

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