Bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh

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Facts about the bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Cheapest Bus$37.34
Fastest Bus13h 55m
Earliest Bus1:30 PM
Latest Bus6:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes4 Ø
Distance309.1 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express
Do you want to travel by bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh?
CheckMyBus is here to help! We compare all available buses departing from Cardiff and arriving in Edinburgh and show you the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. We’ll show you bus tickets from companies traveling this route, such as National Express. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the bus have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you cheap bus tickets for the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about intercity bus stops in Cardiff and Edinburgh which will help you find your way around. In addition, we'll show you options for onward travel from Edinburgh, alternative destinations from Cardiff, and the most popular airport shuttles from Edinburgh.

The cheapest bus routes from Cardiff to Edinburgh

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  • National Express
    5:00 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 14h 55m
    7:55 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$37.34
  • National Express
    5:05 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 15h 40m
    8:45 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$67.74
  • National Express
    4:50 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 15h 55m
    8:45 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$67.74
  • National Express
    6:00 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 13h 55m
    7:55 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$77.34
  • National Express
    4:00 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 16h 45m
    8:45 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$78.67
  • National Express
    1:30 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 19h 15m
    8:45 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$90.67
  • National Express
    5:05 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 14h 40m
    7:45 AM
    Edinburgh - Central bus station
    from$101.21

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Bus Cardiff to Edinburgh: Further Information

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In the search bar, we have already set Cardiff as your place of departure and Edinburgh as your destination. We have also already set a default travel date. Generally, most people 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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Once you get your results, you can compare all available buses from Cardiff to Edinburgh and consider multiple factors before booking your trip. The cheapest bus tickets are offered by National Express at $37.34, whereas the quickest connection takes 13h 55m. So it's up to you whether you want to choose the cheapest ticket, the fastest trip or the bus with the most amenities. No matter what you're looking for, we can help you find the deal that best meets your needs!
You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customize everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transportation, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
Enjoy your bus trip from Cardiff to Edinburgh!

Bus stops in Cardiff and Edinburgh

Stations
Queensferry Rd , Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Multrees Walk 13-14, EH1 3DQ Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Drum Brae S 103 , EH12 8TH Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
George St 47, EH2 2HN Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Greenside Row & Leith Street , Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Hanover St , EH2 2DS Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Haymarket Terrace 4, EH12 5EZ Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Maybury Rd , Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Queensferry Rd , EH4 2UP Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

FAQs about the bus route Cardiff to Edinburgh

How much does a Cardiff Edinburgh bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $37.34 and takes 14h 55m to reach Edinburgh. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 1 bus company with a range of ticket prices between $37.34 and $101.21. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Edinburgh.

On average, how many connections are available from Cardiff to Edinburgh each day?

Every day, the Cardiff Edinburgh bus route is served by approximately 4 connections. With our search engine, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Cardiff to Edinburgh take?

The fastest bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh is offered by National Express and takes 13h 55m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $77.34. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The earliest bus arriving in Edinburgh from Cardiff starts at 1:30 PM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

The latest bus trip departing from Cardiff for Edinburgh starts at 6:00 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Cardiff Edinburgh route?

When traveling by bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh, passengers can travel with National Express. With our search engine, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus from Cardiff to Edinburgh?

If you're looking for a direct bus route from Cardiff to Edinburgh, CheckMyBus currently compares 0 direct bus connections. 

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

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 Cardiff Edinburgh bus route free of charge. Simply use our search engine to find a bus 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 traveling 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

$5.05
$5.67
Cardiff
Edinburgh
A cab ride in Cardiff is 11% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
$2.40
$2.13
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Edinburgh
A bus fare in Cardiff is 12% more expensive than in Edinburgh.
$4.00
$5.33
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Edinburgh
A large beer in Cardiff is 25% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
$1.20
$1.49
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Edinburgh
A bottle of water in Cardiff is 20% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
$7.73
$9.31
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Edinburgh
A meal in Cardiff is 17% cheaper than in Edinburgh.

Bus routes from Cardiff and Edinburgh

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