Trains from Cardiff to Edinburgh

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Cardiff to Edinburgh train information

Cardiff Edinburgh train map

Train duration 8h09m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 309 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £43.50
Average train price £118.00

There are many train companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Cardiff in Wales to Edinburgh in Scotland are run by Great Western Railway, Cross Country.

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 30 days is £43.50 one way.

Best prices for Cardiff to Edinburgh train tickets

from £43.50 MORE 6h42m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £15.00 MORE 12h54m
Flight
from £41.68 MORE 11h19m

Cardiff - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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National Express£45

Loco2£73

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National Express£64

Loco2£79

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Cardiff to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Cardiff Central
06:56
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:07
7h11m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
08:56
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:06
7h10m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
12:56
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
20:09
7h13m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
14:56
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:13
7h17m Great Western Railway

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 4 trains from Cardiff to Edinburgh are available today and 4 tomorrow. The first Cardiff Edinburgh train leaves at 06:56 and the last one leaves the station at 14:56. The first and last departure times can vary every day and there can be fewer services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail operators may also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Cardiff - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

£73

30

£175

15

£159

7

£162

3

£143

1

£152

Same day

Days before Departure

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 £73 whereas when buying your ticket 15 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £175 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
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£52.30 29/05/2019 14:50 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£52.30 28/05/2019 14:50 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£56.00 29/05/2019 08:50 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£56.00 29/05/2019 12:51 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£56.00 29/05/2019 10:51 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£56.00 28/05/2019 08:50 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£56.00 28/05/2019 10:51 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£67.00 29/05/2019 08:05 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£70.00 28/05/2019 12:51 1 day ago
Cardiff
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£70.00 28/05/2019 10:05 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Cardiff Edinburgh train

Discount Cardiff - Edinburgh train tickets

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 £117.89 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £117.89: £88/£117.89 = 0.75. 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 3 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 £117.89 £78.59 £39.30 0.75

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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