Bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh

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Facts about the coach from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Cheapest Bus£12.98
Fastest Bus15h 35m
Earliest Coach03:00
Latest Coach16:10
Daily Bus Connections1 Ø
Distance497.2 km
Coach CompaniesFlixBus, National Express
Are you looking for a bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh?
CheckMyBus has got you covered! We compare all available buses from Cardiff to Edinburgh and show you departure times, the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. We’ll help you find tickets from companies travelling this route, including FlixBus or National Express. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the coach have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you the cheapest coaches from Cardiff to Edinburgh over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about long-distance bus stops in Cardiff and Edinburgh which will help you find your way around. We’ll also show you options for onward travel from Edinburgh and alternative destinations from Cardiff. If you need to continue your journey with a flight, you can find the most popular airport transfers departing from Edinburgh.

What are the cheapest buses from Cardiff to Edinburgh you would typically find?

Bus timetables may change. Below, you'll find coach companies that usually provide the bus route Cardiff to Edinburgh but are currently out of service.
  • FlixBus
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 15h 35m
    Edinburgh- St Andrew Square
    Temporarily not available: last found 09/10/2021
  • National Express
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 16h 10m
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Temporarily not available: last found 20/10/2021

Bus Cardiff to Edinburgh: Further information

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We’ve already set in our search bar that you’re departing from Cardiff and will arrive in Edinburgh as your destination. We have also already set a default travel date since most people generally book 3-7 days in advance. If you want to check a specific date, simply select the corresponding day in the calendar to update your search.
Do you already know exactly when you plan to go back? Then check your return trip straight away, and simply select your preferred date for the route from Edinburgh to Cardiff.
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Upon getting your results, you’ll be able to compare all available coaches from Cardiff to Edinburgh and take multiple factors into consideration before you book your trip. The cheapest coach tickets are offered by FlixBus at £12.98, while the fastest connection takes 15h 35m. It’s up to you if you’d prefer the cheapest ticket, quickest trip or the bus with the most amenities. Regardless of what you’re searching for, we can help you find the best deal for you!
You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customise everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transport, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
Enjoy your coach trip from Cardiff to Edinburgh!

All bus stops in Cardiff and Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Barnton Junction
Queensferry Rd , Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Beechmount Balgreen Road
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Central bus station
Multrees Walk 13-14, EH1 3DQ  Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh College
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Corstorphine
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Drum Brae Avenue
Drum Brae S 103 , EH12 8TH  Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Gateway
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - George Street
George St 47, EH2 2HN  Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Gogarburn
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Grassmarket Square
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Greenside Row & Leith Street
Greenside Row & Leith Street , Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Gyle Center
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Hanover Street
Hanover St , EH2 2DS  Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Haymarket Station
Haymarket Terrace 4, EH12 5EZ  Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Maybury
Maybury Rd , Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Murrayfield Stadium
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - N St David St
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Orchard Brae
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Park Central
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Princes Street
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Royal Highland Centre
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Stewart's Melville
Queensferry Rd , EH4 2UP  Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh - Waverley Station
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh- Saughton
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh- St Andrew Square
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)
Edingburgh - Queensferry Street
Edinburgh  (United Kingdom)

FAQs about the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route

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 £12.98 and takes 15h 35m. Compare offers and save money!

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

This connection is offered by 2 bus companies with ticket prices ranging from £12.98 to £31.40. 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 1 connection. By using our search engine, 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 15h 35m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £18.80. 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 03:00. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine 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 16:10. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine 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 FlixBus and National Express. Compare all available bus tickets with our search engine to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus for the Cardiff Edinburgh bus trip?

If you’re searching for a direct connection from Cardiff to Edinburgh our search engine currently compares 0 direct bus connections. 

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 engine 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 function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh on your planned travel date.

Compare Cardiff and Edinburgh

A taxi journey in Cardiff is 11% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
A bus fare in Cardiff is 12% more expensive than in Edinburgh.
A pint of beer in Cardiff is 25% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
A bottle of water in Cardiff is 20% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
A meal in Cardiff is 18% cheaper than in Edinburgh.

Bus routes from Cardiff and Edinburgh

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