Bus tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Find a coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff: Compare all companies
The Best Deals Save up to 70%
The Most Choices Millions of routes worldwide
Easy and Transparent Compare offers with 1 click

Compare all timetables for the bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Edinburgh to Cardiff from various bus operators like National Express or FlixBus for the next days.
today
from £36
tomorrow
from £28
Tuesday
from £27
Wednesday
from £25
Thursday
from £25
Friday
from £35
Saturday
from £34

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £36
  • National Express
    13h 45m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £38
  • National Express
    13h 45m
    22:15
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    12:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £41
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £54
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £56

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £28
  • National Express
    13h 45m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £32
  • National Express
    13h 20m
    08:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    22:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £33
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £37
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £45

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £27
  • National Express
    12h 45m
    08:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    21:30
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £33
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £34
  • National Express
    13h 45m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £35
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £45

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    12h 45m
    08:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    21:30
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £34
  • National Express
    13h 45m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £35
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £39
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £45

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    12h 45m
    08:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    21:30
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £33
  • National Express
    13h 45m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £35
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £39
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £59

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £35
  • National Express
    13h 30m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £43
  • National Express
    13h 35m
    22:15
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:50
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £48
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £54
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £69

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    13h 35m
    22:15
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:50
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £34
  • National Express
    15h 10m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £35
  • National Express
    13h 30m
    21:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    11:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    £35
  • FlixBus
    16h 0m
    09:05
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:05
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £54
  • FlixBus
    15h 55m
    23:40
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    15:35
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £69

Frequency of bus connections between Edinburgh and Cardiff

See here how frequent the connections between Edinburgh and Cardiff are, during different times and days of the week.
Monday is the busiest day, with more than 7 daily coaches from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Monday has instead the fewest connections, with only 7 daily coaches between Edinburgh and Cardiff.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 28 coaches from Edinburgh to Cardiff, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Edinburgh and Cardiff, with 21 offers.

Facts about coaches from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Compare all providers like National Express and FlixBus that travel 7 times every day by bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff in one click! Book your bus ticket from Edinburgh to Cardiff starting from £25!

Cheapest Bus £25
Fastest Bus 12h 45m
Earliest Coach 08:45
Latest Coach 23:40
Daily Bus Connections 7 Ø
Distance 497.2 km
Coach Companies National Express and FlixBus

Cheapest coach connections from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Every day, 7 buses from 2 coach companies leave Edinburgh for Cardiff: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 19/05/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 13/05
Tuesday 14/05
Wednesday 15/05
Thursday 16/05
Friday 17/05
Saturday 18/05
Sunday 19/05
£36
Monday 20/05
£28
Tuesday 21/05
£27
Wednesday 22/05
£25
Thursday 23/05
£25
Friday 24/05
£35
Saturday 25/05
£34
Sunday 26/05
£32
Monday 27/05
£36
Tuesday 28/05
£27
Wednesday 29/05
£27
Thursday 30/05
£33
Friday 31/05
£35
Saturday 01/06
£32
Sunday 02/06
£32
Monday 03/06
£28
Tuesday 04/06
£25
Wednesday 05/06
£22
Thursday 06/06
£25
Friday 07/06
£28
Saturday 08/06
£31
Sunday 09/06

The cheapest time to travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Edinburgh to Cardiff, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £25, Wednesday is the cheapest day for a coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Sunday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £36.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff, with £25. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £32.

How to save money travelling from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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 Edinburgh to Cardiff in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff, 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 Edinburgh to Cardiff are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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

All bus stations and stops in Edinburgh and Cardiff

The map below shows you where to find all the bus stations in Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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

FAQs about the Edinburgh to Cardiff bus

How much does a Edinburgh - Cardiff coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Edinburgh - Cardiff bus trip is available from £25 and takes 15h 10m. Compare offers and save money!

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

The connection Edinburgh to Cardiff is offered by 2 companies with ticket prices ranging from £25 to £69. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you will get the cheapest ticket price.

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

Each day, the bus route from Edinburgh to Cardiff 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 Cardiff from Edinburgh take?

The quickest coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff is provided by National Express and takes 12h 45m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £33. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

The earliest bus to Cardiff departs from Edinburgh at 08:45. 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 Edinburgh to Cardiff?

The latest bus to Cardiff departs from Edinburgh at 23:40. 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 Edinburgh - Cardiff route?

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

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Cardiff?

You can check all the direct connections between Edinburgh and Cardiff 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 and FlixBus.

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

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you are allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Edinburgh Cardiff 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 Edinburgh Cardiff 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 Edinburgh to Cardiff on your planned travel date.

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

Economy
Economy

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

More bus routes from Edinburgh and Cardiff

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

The CheckMyBus App

Free Download

App Store
CheckMyBus App
Close
GPDR CheckMyBus shield

We value your privacy!

To show you the best bus deals, we and our partners use technical, analytical, and marketing cookies for ads personalisation. We remember your anonymized details to provide a personalized experience.