The flight route from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) is popular with business travellers as well as tourists. Between 1 and 3 flights are operated every day by the airline Flybe as a direct flight. The distance between the two cities is 400 miles and it would take around 7 hours to drive this distance. Public transport on this route takes around 7 hours and the trip involves 2 changes. Compared to this, the flight time of only 1 hour and 30 minutes is very short. Passengers can further reduce the overall time of the journey by taking only hand luggage to avoid the queues at the airport of departure and the destination airport in Scotland.
A cheap flight on this route is widely available if prices are compared online well in advance of the date of travel. A low cost flight should not cost much more than £100.
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest airport and is only 6 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Buses and coaches will transfer passengers to their destination upon arrival.
Cardiff airport is the main international airport for Wales and has a large catchment area which includes towns and villages in South and West Wales. Alternative airports used by residents of South Wales might be Bristol airport, which is south of the River Severn. However, Cardiff airport is well connected to towns and villages in Wales by public transport. The airport is located about 12 miles from Cardiff city centre.