Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Favourite airline: Loganair
Loganair is the most popular airline for flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh.
Loganair
52 %
Aer Lingus
27 %
KLM
21 %
Tip: book 4 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 4 months before departure and save up to 42 %.
111 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Monday
Compared to other weekdays, flights are cheapest on Monday.
Direct flights are cheaper
On this route, direct flights are £ 2.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 35min
08h 50min
07h 45min
£131
£133
£392
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
01h 35min, from £131
41 %
1 stopover Belfast City
08h 15min, from £163
27 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
25h 30min, from £277
25 %

Useful information about the flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh

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.

Cheap flight

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.

Destination airport in Edinburgh


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

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.

Flight information: Cardiff - Edinburgh

Outbound and return from £130.58
Flight duration min. 01:15
Return flight duration min. 01:15
Distance 507 km
Flights per week 14
Departure airport Cardiff (CWL)
Arrival airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Destination country United Kingdom
Alternative routes to United Kingdom
Popular destinations for onward travel