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

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

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
13:088h21
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
21:29Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2791One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
11:059h25
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
20:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
09:088h35
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:43Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
10:088h32
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
18:40Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
14:088h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
22:32Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 19 May
Cross Country
09:088h35
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:43Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes
Cross Country
10:088h32
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
18:40Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes
Cross Country
11:059h25
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
20:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes
Cross Country
13:088h21
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
21:29Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes
Cross Country
14:088h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
22:32Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes

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

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 21 m

Average

8 h 39 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

498 km

To travel from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) you need to make at least 3 changes.

Fastest
Cross Country
13:088h21
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
21:29Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2791One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
14:088h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
22:32Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
10:088h32
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
18:40Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
09:088h35
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:43Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes
Cross Country
11:059h25
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
20:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
£2831One-way
3 changes

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

distanceDistance308 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£230 (€256)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains or CrossCountry

Trains from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 308 miles long route taking on average 5 h 53 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £128, but the average price of train tickets is £230. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains will get you from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) from £118. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Train information from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: £118
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

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

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 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 Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £128 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £230; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train travel time is 5 h 53 min   for the 308 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 06: 06. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 17: 07.
There are 16 trains a day from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) and Cardiff Central (CDF) to compare what amenities they may offer.

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

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

Trains departing from 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.

Trains arriving to 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.

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