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Facts about the coach from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Compare all providers like National Express, FlixBus and megabus that travel daily 7 times by bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh in one click and book your bus ticket from Cardiff to Edinburgh starting from £19!

Cheapest Bus £19
Fastest Bus 13h 40m
Earliest Coach 03:15
Latest Coach 18:15
Daily Bus Connections 7 Ø
Distance 497.2 km
Coach Companies National Express, FlixBus and megabus

Cheapest coach tickets from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Every day, 7 buses from 3 coach companies leave Cardiff for Edinburgh: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a coach ticket for this route, starting from 04/03/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 04/03
£28
Tuesday 05/03
£20
Wednesday 06/03
£20
Thursday 07/03
£20
Friday 08/03
£20
Saturday 09/03
£20
Sunday 10/03
£30
Monday 11/03
£20
Tuesday 12/03
£20
Wednesday 13/03
£19
Thursday 14/03
£20
Friday 15/03
£19
Saturday 16/03
£20
Sunday 17/03
£15
Monday 18/03
£20
Tuesday 19/03
£19
Wednesday 20/03
£19
Thursday 21/03
£19
Friday 22/03
£26
Saturday 23/03
£26
Sunday 24/03
£31
Monday 25/03
£15
Tuesday 26/03
£26
Wednesday 27/03
£22
Thursday 28/03
£20
Friday 29/03
£34
Saturday 30/03
£27
Sunday 31/03

The cheapest time to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Cardiff to Edinburgh, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £19, Tuesday is the cheapest day for a coach from Cardiff to Edinburgh. Sunday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £23.
Night is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Cardiff to Edinburgh, with £19. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £20.

How to save money travelling from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Cardiff to Edinburgh in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the coach from Cardiff to Edinburgh, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Cardiff to Edinburgh are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Cardiff to Edinburgh from various bus operators like National Express, FlixBus or megabus for the next days.
  • megabus
    14h 50m
    04:20
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    19:10
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £19
  • National Express
    13h 55m
    16:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    06:40
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £20
  • FlixBus
    14h 50m
    18:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £20
  • megabus
    14h 50m
    04:20
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    19:10
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £20
  • FlixBus
    14h 15m
    02:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    17:00
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £21
  • FlixBus
    14h 50m
    02:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    17:35
    Edinburgh
    Royal Highland Centre
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £23
  • National Express
    13h 55m
    16:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    06:40
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £25
  • National Express
    15h 40m
    03:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    18:55
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £27
  • National Express
    13h 40m
    18:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    07:40
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £28
  • megabus
    14h 50m
    04:20
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    19:10
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £31
  • National Express
    13h 55m
    16:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    06:40
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £32
  • FlixBus
    14h 50m
    18:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £36
  • FlixBus
    14h 50m
    18:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £37
  • FlixBus
    14h 50m
    18:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £49

Frequency of bus connections between Cardiff and Edinburgh

See here how frequent the connections between Cardiff and Edinburgh are, during different times and days of the week.
Monday is the busiest day, with more than 8 daily coaches from Cardiff to Edinburgh. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 6 daily coaches between Cardiff and Edinburgh.
The busiest time of the day is the Night, with 31 coaches from Cardiff to Edinburgh, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Cardiff and Edinburgh, with 10 offers.

Beloved coach companies from Cardiff to Edinburgh

These are the most booked bus companies between Cardiff to Edinburgh from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Cardiff and Edinburgh

In the map below you can see, where to find all bus stations in Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Cardiff to Edinburgh? Or which bus companies serve the route Cardiff - Edinburgh? Below you´ll find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Cardiff to Edinburgh bus

How much does a Cardiff Edinburgh coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Cardiff Edinburgh bus trip is available from £19 and takes 14h 50m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

This connection is offered by 3 companies with ticket prices ranging from £19 to £56. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Edinburgh.

How many connections are available for the Cardiff Edinburgh route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Cardiff to Edinburgh is offered by roughly 7 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Edinburgh from Cardiff take?

The quickest coach from Cardiff to Edinburgh is provided by National Express and takes 13h 40m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £28. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The earliest bus to Edinburgh departs from Cardiff at 03:15. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The latest bus to Edinburgh departs from Cardiff at 18:15. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Cardiff Edinburgh route?

Passengers looking to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh can travel with National Express, FlixBus and megabus. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Edinburgh?

You can check all the direct connections between Cardiff and Edinburgh by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: National Express, FlixBus and megabus.

What can I take with me on the bus to Edinburgh from Cardiff?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Cardiff to Edinburgh

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Cardiff to Edinburgh for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Cardiff to Edinburgh for the next days.
  • CrossCountry
    6h 34m
    07:45
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    14:19
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    CrossCountry
    Economy
    from £83
  • Great Western Railway (GWR)
    7h 15m
    06:53
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    14:08
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
    Economy
    from £220
  • Great Western Railway (GWR)
    7h 10m
    05:54
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    13:04
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
    First Class
    from £429
  • Transport for Wales
    7h 2m
    04:35
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    11:37
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Transport for Wales
    First Class
    from £429

More bus routes from Cardiff and Edinburgh

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Cardiff and from Edinburgh. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you’ll find all the details about your bus route!

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