Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Flybe provides 100 of the non-stop flights between Cardiff and Edinburgh.
There are 1 airports in Edinburgh - Edinburgh Airport.
|Average duration of direct flights:||1h17m|
|Airports at destination:||EDI|
|Flight route:||CWL ✈ EDI|
|Price starting from:||From £188.49|
Scotland’s capital Edinburgh is located on the Firth of Forth's Southern shore. It is a perfect blend of the medieval times and modern architecture, some of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The castles and hilltops here produce stunning views, especially during sunrise. It is a popular weekend getaway for hikers from nearby countries. Apart from having cultural landmarks, the city also serves as a center for education attracting students all across the globe to enroll with the well-reputed Edinburgh University. Philosophy, law, literature and engineering is widely studied. Edinburgh also ranks well as a financial hub in the U.K, only second to England’s capital, London.
Tip: A city that boasts of an incredible skyline, Edniburgh offers several vantage points for breathtaking views including mountains, castles, bars and even a volcano! Pick your choice and make an incredible day of it.
Getting to Edinburgh
There are plenty of options to consider for flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh. Flybe airlines operates direct flights to Edinburgh whereas carriers including KLM and British Airways demand a stop-over. Cardiff to Edinburgh flights usually last only an hour and a half. The distance between the two cities is 400 miles (643 kilometres). Edinburgh International Airport is one of the busiest in all of U.K, serving 15 million passengers annually.
Tip: Overall, Scotland is an expensive destination for inbound travelers. Looking out for early-bird offers helps plan your trip well.
What to see in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle is a fortress located in the heart of the city. An important historic landmark, the castle is one of the finest in all of Western Europe. Explore the exciting tails this site has to offer. Follow the itinerary or simply hire a guide to show you around. As you climb uphill, admire breathtaking views of the city. Scottish War Memorial and the Royal Palace are important attractions present here. Several cafes and souvenir shops are also put up within the castle.
Holyrood Palace is often visited. It is known to be the official place of residence of the British Monarch in Scotland. The galleries and apartments housed by former kings are now open for tourists. The interior from the 16th century has retained its lavish touch. The exterior has spacious gardens that give out calm viibes.
For avid hikers, Arthur’s Peak, previously an active volcano is the most visited peak in the city. Its grassy slopes make it easy for any visitor. Standing 250 metres tall climb from any direction you’d like and admire alluring panoramic views of Edinburgh.
In the old town, St. Giles’ Cathedral from the 12th century is a focal point of worship in the city. However, it allows admission to tourists at no fee. Much of the exterior is designed using grey sandstone. The interior has long ceilings and stained glass windows with artworks of Lord Jesus and Mother Mary. Different months cater to different timings; hence it is advised to keep a note of the same when visiting.
Learn a little history at the National Museum of Scotland. It displays a wide collection of historical artefacts, paintings and local antiques.
Take a souvenir or two while you are in the city. Head over to Princess Street, a popular shopping destination stretching up to 1 mile with well-established stores.
Indulge yourself in traditional Scottish delicacies. Haggis, Oatcakes and Scotch broth are recommended.
Tip: Carry warm clothes due to Scotland’s attitude. Don’t pace yourself; rather enjoy each element when exploring different attractions.
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There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh. However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.
The average price for connecting flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh is GBP 86.09. The average price for nonstop flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh is GBP 97.09.
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