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It's difficult to get from Edinburgh to Cardiff without changing at least once.
|Distance||308 miles (497 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||£143 (€159)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Train companies||Avanti West Coast or Cross Country|
Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff cover the 308 miles (497 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 11 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £94, but the average price of train tickets is £143. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cardiff Central.
You can travel by train to Cardiff from Edinburgh with CrossCountry for as low as £94. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Omio helps you find the perfect Edinburgh - Cardiff train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Edinburgh and Cardiff, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Edinburgh to Cardiff trip. You can expect to travel around 308 miles (497 km) to Cardiff from Edinburgh on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets to Cardiff from Edinburgh starting as low as £114 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!
Edinburgh to Cardiff train information with CrossCountry:
There are no direct trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff but it is possible to travel from the Scottish to the Welsh capital with only one change. The first departure is a Virgin trains service leaving just before 7:00 a.m. connecting at Crewe with an Arriva Trains Wales route to Cardiff. The service operates roughly every hour throughout the day until the final train in the late afternoon. Some journeys use CrossCountry services to Bristol Parkway to connect with Great Western Railway trains. Journey times range from under six hours to seven hours and 30 minutes.
Departure Station: Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff depart from Waverley station which is situated in central Edinburgh, around a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. Bus and tram stops on Princes Street provide local connections. Night buses and airport services depart from Waverley Bridge. The station taxi rank is next to the concourse and platforms.
Arrival Station: Cardiff Central station is located south-west of the centre, connected by local buses from stops nearby on Penarth Road. Taxis are available by the main entrance.
Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff depart from Waverley train station, which is centrally located in Edinburgh. There is a taxi rank located close to the station, at Waverley Bridge. Bus stops are situated outside exit 1 of the station along Princess Street. There is also a convenient tram service that operates a route to the main entrance of Waverley train station. Night bus services operate between the hours of midnight and 4:30 a.m. For those arriving by private car, there are convenient parking facilities at Waverley Bridge.
Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a port city with plenty to offer its visitors. Cardiff's top attractions include the picturesque Cardiff Bay, the tranquil Bute Park, Llandaff Cathedral and Cardiff Castle. Trains from Edinburgh to Cardiff arrive at Cardiff Central train station, which is located at Central Square in the city centre. Just outside the main entrance is Cardiff Central bus station. For onward travel, city service routes, such as Stagecoach 122 and EST 89, call in at the bus station. There is also a taxi rank at the bus station.
Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cardiff Central most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh.
The most popular arrival train station, Cardiff Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre of Cardiff.
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