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Journey details

Best price 64.44£
Journey duration 7 h 38 min
Connections per day 117
First departure: 05:10
Last departure: 23:54
Distance 497km

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Which companies travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh by train?

Among all our partners, you will also find Nationalrail, providing the train connections between Cardiff and Edinburgh.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

What is the cheapest price for train tickets to Edinburgh?

The average price of train tickets from Cardiff to Edinburgh is of 142,30 €. However, you will be able to find cheaper tickets if you book in advance, or if you can be flexible with your dates: the cheapest train tickets from Cardiff to Edinburgh can be around 72,00 €.

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Trains from Cardiff to Edinburgh


Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.

When travelling on such short distances, you can take into account also busses and carpooling options: with some luck you will find very cheap options, even if you book on short notice.

Which stations do the trains to Edinburgh leave from?

The trains to Edinburgh will leave from Cardiff Air Bus and will arrive at Edimburgh.

How long does it take from Cardiff to Edinburgh and when do the trains leave?

On average, it takes 7 hours and 36 minutes to get to Edinburgh by train, but you will need 7 hours and 26 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 06:03, whereas the last one leaves Cardiff at 13:03.

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