There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you are able to see the trains between Cardiff in Wales to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the train operator for this journey.
On average, the journey takes approximately 8h09m by train covering a distance of 309 miles to get to Edinburgh from Cardiff. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to check the latest available offers.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets Cardiff to Edinburgh will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £74 whereas when buying your ticket 15 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £178 for your journey. Thus, you can save 58% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 1 month in advance rather than 15 days in advance.
The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Cardiff Edinburgh train ticket.
For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Cardiff Edinburgh ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you on average 2 trips from Edinburgh to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Cardiff to Edinburgh train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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