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Travelers usually depart from Cardiff, Cardiff - Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - University, Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GB, or Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ when they travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen. The distance between Cardiff and Edinburgh is 506 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Aer Lingus, easyJet, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and LoganAir LM. Cardiff and Edinburgh have 122 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Bamburgh Castle, Edinburgh Royal Mile, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Stirling, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and Edinburgh Castle.

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Check-in for a flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Aer LingusEINEINoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 5 hours before flight
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesOpens 30 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
LoganAir LMLOGLMYes0
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United Kingdom COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United Kingdom – 01/2023
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Most travelers from Cardiff, CWL can enter Edinburgh, EDI, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United Kingdom in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cardiff to Edinburgh?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cardiff and Edinburgh takes around 1.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cardiff and Edinburgh?
The flight distance between Cardiff and Edinburgh is 506 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cardiff and Edinburgh?
Several carriers operate flights between Cardiff and Edinburgh. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include LoganAir LM.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cardiff?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cardiff and Málaga, Faro, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin, Tenerife, Glasgow, Palma, Majorca, Istanbul, Madrid, London, Alicante, Belfast, Ibiza, Paris, Athens, New York, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Menorca.
What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Edinburgh and London, Athens, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Tallinn, New York, Istanbul, Palma, Majorca, Bucharest, Alicante, Vienna, Toronto, Madrid.
What airports are near Cardiff?
The main airport in Cardiff is Cardiff. It is also served by Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool John Lennon, London City, East Midlands.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick, Durham Tees Valley, Dundee.
What buses and trains depart from Cardiff?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Cardiff, including National Express.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Cardiff and Edinburgh?
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