Bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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Coach Edinburgh Cardiff: Facts about the bus route

Cheapest Bus£44.00
Fastest Bus13h 30m
Earliest Coach08:15
Latest Coach21:30
Daily Bus Connections7 Ø
Distance497.2 km
Coach CompaniesNational Express
If you're trying to book a ticket for a coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff, CheckMyBus can help!
Find the exact times the bus departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Cardiff over the next few days and plan your trip in confidence. With us, you can receive information about available bus stops and travel times as well as amenities offered by the different companies, such as WiFi and air conditioning. Looking to save money? Then you can compare prices between all companies with coaches travelling from Edinburgh to Cardiff and get the cheapest bus tickets.
We’ll show you what you need to know about long-distance coaches in Edinburgh to help get you started as well as in Cardiff for a smooth arrival. Planning on further travel? We’ll also show you options for onward travel from Cardiff. There isn't a direct connection? Then check out our suggestions for alternative destinations from Edinburgh. Need to catch a flight? When you arrive in Cardiff, you can use our search engine to find transfers to nearby airports.

The cheapest coach connections from Edinburgh to Cardiff

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  • National Express
    21:30
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 13h 30m
    11:00
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£44.00
  • National Express
    20:15
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 16h 55m
    13:10
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£45.50
  • National Express
    21:30
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 14h 10m
    11:40
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£51.10
  • National Express
    20:55
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 16h 15m
    13:10
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£58.00
  • National Express
    20:15
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 14h 45m
    11:00
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£77.80
  • National Express
    08:15
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 14h 25m
    22:40
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£79.50
  • National Express
    20:55
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    Duration 16h 35m
    13:30
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£84.60

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Bus Edinburgh Cardiff: Further information

Customise your search results to fit your travel needs.
In the search bar, we have already set Edinburgh as your place of departure and Cardiff as your destination. All you need to do is pick the date you’d like to travel on in the calendar to update your search. As a recommendation, we set a default travel date a few days in advance. Typically, people book their trips 3 to 7 days before they travel.
Are you planning on a return trip? If you already know when you’ll be coming back from Cardiff to Edinburgh, then all you need to do is select your chosen date to factor this in your results.
If you’d like to book for other people who are travelling with you, then enter in how many passengers will join you before starting your search.
Prioritise your search results by sorting them by price, departure and arrival time. You can also filter your results by bus stop and by company to focus on the most relevant results for your travel needs.
While searching for a bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff, you can also compare other available modes of transport, such as trains, flights and carpooling.
We hope you have a nice bus trip from Edinburgh to Cardiff!

All bus stops in Edinburgh and Cardiff

Stations
Castle Street 15, CF10 1BS Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Sophia Gardens 2 , CF11 9HW Cardiff (United Kingdom)
CF10 3HH Cardiff (United Kingdom)
North Road 213, CF14 3GH Cardiff (United Kingdom)
M4 Junction 30 , Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Boulevard De Nantes , Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Gorsedd Gardens Rd , CF10 3NP Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Westgate Street , CF10 Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Park Place 50, CF10 Cardiff (United Kingdom)

Bus Edinburgh Cardiff: FAQ about the bus route

How much does it cost to travel by coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

This depends on a variety of factors, such as the day and travel time. The cheapest trip for the route is available from £44.00. Compare offers and save money!

How long does the Edinburgh Cardiff bus route take?

The fastest coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff starts at 13h 30m. However, bear in mind that the trip can take longer when there is traffic.

Is there a direct coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

CheckMyBus currently compares direct bus routes from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Simply use our search function to find a bus for your planned travel date that goes directly to Cardiff from Edinburgh.

When does the first bus from Edinburgh depart for Cardiff?

The earliest bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff leaves at 08:15. Keep in mind that departure times may vary on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the precise times for your planned travel date.

When does the last bus from Edinburgh depart for Cardiff?

The latest bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff starts at 21:30. 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.

What can I bring with me on the Edinburgh Cardiff bus route?

Different bus companies have different policies about what you're allowed to take with you. In most cases, you can bring a suitcase and hand luggage on the Edinburgh Cardiff bus route for free. With our search engine, you can find a bus trip that is best suited to your travel needs.

What equipment does the coach from Edinburgh to Cardiff have?

The equipment on board varies depending on the company. However, many long-distance coches offer WiFi so you can keep in touch with your friends and share your exact location during the trip. To make travelling even more enjoyable, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. You can use our search function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff on your planned travel date.

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A bus fare in Edinburgh is 12% cheaper than in Cardiff.
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