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Edinburgh to Cardiff bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$60.17
Shortest Duration11h 15m
Trips per day11
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Cardiff cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Edinburgh to Cardiff were $73.27.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

The distance between Edinburgh and Cardiff is approximately 309.14 miles, or 497.38 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 13 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff?

On average there are 11 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Edinburgh to Cardiff, with an average of 11 trips per day and 11 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Of the 11 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to Cardiff start at $123.41.

1 carriers offer Edinburgh to Cardiff bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to Cardiff from $60.17. There are 11 trips per day offered by National Express from Edinburgh to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay $73.27 for a National Express ticket to Cardiff. In Edinburgh, National Express departs to Cardiff from Bus Station, In Cardiff, National Express arrives at Sophia Gardens and 3 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Edinburgh to Cardiff takes 13 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Cardiff in 11 hours and 15 minutes,

Avg. Time
13h 56m
Avg. Price
$73.27

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Cardiff depart from one main station in Edinburgh:
  • Bus Station
Buses arrive in Cardiff at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cardiff for trips arriving from Edinburgh:
  • Sophia Gardens
  • Cardiff University
  • 11 Castle St
  • N Rd

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