Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Avanti West Coast
07:456h34
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1341One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:456h33
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1341One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:536h25
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2411One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
16:496h52
Cardiff Central (CDF)
23:41Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2421One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
16:546h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
23:41Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2421One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
Avanti West Coast
16:546h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
23:41Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:456h34
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:456h33
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
16:496h52
Cardiff Central (CDF)
23:41Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:536h25
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

6 h 25 m

Average

6 h 43 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

498 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cardiff Central (CDF) for Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
09:536h25
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2411One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:456h33
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:18Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1341One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:456h34
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:19Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1341One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
16:546h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
23:41Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2421One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
16:496h52
Cardiff Central (CDF)
23:41Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2421One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)

distanceDistance308 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£221 (€247)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales

Trains from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) cover the 308 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 59 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £83, but the average price of train tickets is £221. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales trains Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)

For as little as £513 you can travel by train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

    FAQs: Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB).
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) can start from as little as £83 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) is £221; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) train time is 5 h 59 min   covering the 308 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) leaves at 05: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) leaves at 16: 49.
    There are 8 trains a day from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    Take the Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) train with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Transport for Wales. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Cardiff Central (CDF) and Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) by train is March.
    It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Cardiff Central (CDF) and Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) including taking a train, coach or flight.

    Trains departing from Cardiff Central

    Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
    Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
    1.1 miles (1.8 km)
    Ticket Office Hours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
    How to get to this station?
    How to get to this station?
    Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
    Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
    Nearest Airport
    Nearest Airport
    Cardiff Airport
    14 miles
    How to get to nearest airport?
    How to get to nearest airport?
    Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
    Amenities at station
    Wifi
    Wifi
    Free Wi-Fi in the station.
    ATM
    ATM
    Located outside of the main entrance.
    Taxi
    Taxi
    Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
    Shopping
    Shopping
    Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
    Dining
    Dining
    Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
    Car Rentals
    Car Rentals
    Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
    Accessibility
    Accessibility
    There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

    Trains arriving to Edinburgh Waverley

    Distance from Edinburgh Waverley to city center
    Distance from Edinburgh Waverley to city center
    0.4 miles (727 m)
    Ticket Office Hours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
    How to get to this station?
    How to get to this station?
    Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
    Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
    Metro: No metro available.
    Nearest Airport
    Nearest Airport
    Edinburgh Airport
    7 miles
    How to get to nearest airport?
    How to get to nearest airport?
    There is a direct tram from St Andrew Square that goes between the airport and the train station for 35 minutes. You can also opt to ride the Airlink 100 bus for 28 minutes.
    Amenities at station
    Wifi
    Wifi
    Free public Wi-Fi available.
    ATM
    ATM
    There are a few ATM machines around the station.
    Taxi
    Taxi
    Taxi: Nearest Taxi Ranks are on Market St and Waverley Bridge outside the station. | Accessible taxis: Taxi ranks are located on Waverley Bridge and also Market Street. Market Street can be accessed step free via available lifts.
    Lockers
    Lockers
    You can leave luggage at Excessive Baggage Company on Platform 2.
    Shopping
    Shopping
    Type of shops available: Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth
    Dining
    Dining
    Bagel Factory | Burger King | Caffè Nero | Costa Coffee | JD Wetherspoon | The Pasty Shop | The Beer House | M&S | Pret a Manger
    Car Rentals
    Car Rentals
    Europcar | Enterprise
    Information Desk
    Information Desk
    Information booths are located on the concourse.
    Accessibility
    Accessibility
    Entrances are step free. Station is equipped with an elevator. Staffed with guide communicators for the deaf. Tactile warning strips are on the platform edges for the blind.

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