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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff 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.
Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the last six months in order to understand the best time to buy your train tickets Edinburgh to Cardiff. The figures show that booking your train from Edinburgh to Cardiff in advance is not always the best option.
We found trains at £118 when booking 7 days in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £168 if you book your ticket 15 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to get your ticket is 7 days in advance as it is 30% cheaper than 15 days in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Edinburgh Cardiff train ticket.
How much can I save with a railcard?
The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.
You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase afterwards, you will spare money.
As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way journeys from Cardiff to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.
(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|
|Edinburgh to Cardiff 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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