Trains from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Cardiff to Edinburgh train information

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Train duration 8h09m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 309 Miles
Lowest train price from £197.60
Average train price £205.00

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.

The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £197.60 one way.

Best prices for Cardiff to Edinburgh train tickets

from £197.60 MORE 6h47m
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Cardiff - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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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 £69 whereas when buying your ticket 15 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £166 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.

Best prices for Cardiff to Edinburgh trains

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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£197.60 17/02/2022 10:52 1 month ago
£212.10 17/02/2022 08:50 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

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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.

  • To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to evaluate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    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 £204.85 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £204.85: £88/£204.85 = 0.43. It will take you on average 1 trips from Edinburgh to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for an entire year.

(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 £204.85 £136.57 £68.28 0.43

(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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