Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Cardiff (from: Edinburgh)

The average price to go to Cardiff from Edinburgh airport is $ 191 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 163 (in october) and $ 224 (in february), which is a saving of $ 29 or a surplus of $ 33 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $163 to $217 and it is generally more economical to leave on a wednesday and return on a wednesday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Cardiff before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Edinburgh-Cardiff plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60000 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Cardiff from Edinburgh and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in october, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 163, saving $ 29 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 191). Conversely, february will be the most expensive ($ 224).

Flight Edinburgh-Cardiff: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 170 $ 190 fair price
February$ 175 $ 224 very high price
March$ 168 $ 195 fair price
April$ 169 $ 195 fair price
May$ 165 $ 188 fair price
June$ 169 $ 196 fair price
July$ 169 $ 189 fair price
August$ 170 $ 193 fair price
September$ 162 $ 169 good price
October$ 150 $ 163 very good price
November$ 154 $ 176 fair price
December$ 175 $ 206 fair price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff range from $54 to $434. 5% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $55 to $109), 1% at the maximum price (from $379 to $434). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $163 to $217 (49% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Edinburgh->Cardiff flight

There are 4 companies that serve Edinburgh from Cardiff airport: Loganair, Ryanair, EasyJet and Aer Lingus.

Data analysis:

Of the 60000 flights analyzed in previous years, Loganair was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (77% of the time) on the Edinburgh->Cardiff route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Edinburgh-Cardiff flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 34 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Edinburgh-Cardiff flights departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $11. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $12.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday for your return date, you will save an average of $14. Conversely, departing from Cardiff on a thursday may cost you an additional $18.


Top prices Edinburgh-Cardiff

Round tripDatesPrice
Edinburgh → Cardiff14-06 to 18-06-2024$ 152 
Edinburgh → Cardiff03-07 to 08-07-2024$ 163 
Edinburgh → Cardiff04-07 to 10-07-2024$ 166 
Edinburgh → Cardiff07-07 to 14-07-2024$ 167 
Edinburgh → Cardiff20-09 to 29-09-2024$ 155 
Edinburgh → Cardiff25-09 to 29-09-2024$ 170 
Edinburgh → Cardiff05-11 to 21-11-2024$ 172 
Edinburgh → Cardiff15-11 to 21-11-2024$ 172 
Edinburgh → Cardiff22-11 to 27-11-2024$ 172 
Edinburgh → Cardiff16-02 to 23-02-2025$ 172 


When to book your flight Edinburgh - Cardiff to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 4 to 5 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 0 to 1 month in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Edinburgh-Cardiff flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a monday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Edinburgh to Cardiff, it is recommended to buy it 4 to 5 months before departure (it is then on average 180 $, which is a saving of 11 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 0 to 1 month in advance, you will pay the full price (36 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Edinburgh to Cardiff flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 175 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 183), 3 to 4 months ($ 179), 4 to 5 months ($ 178), 5 to 6 months ($ 181)

February

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 194 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 201), 3 to 4 months ($ 219), 5 to 6 months ($ 208), 6 to 7 months ($ 209), 8 to 9 months ($ 224), 9 to 10 months ($ 221)

March

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 167 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 176), 4 to 5 months ($ 176), 5 to 6 months ($ 173), 6 to 7 months ($ 180), 7 to 8 months ($ 180), 8 to 9 months ($ 177), 9 to 10 months ($ 181)

April

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 170 $)

Other interesting period(s): 4 to 5 months ($ 175), 5 to 6 months ($ 179), 6 to 7 months ($ 174), 7 to 8 months ($ 175)

May

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 178 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 186), 3 to 4 months ($ 186), 4 to 5 months ($ 185), 5 to 6 months ($ 181), 6 to 7 months ($ 181), 7 to 8 months ($ 182)

June

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 175 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 190), 4 to 5 months ($ 187), 5 to 6 months ($ 183), 6 to 7 months ($ 196), 7 to 8 months ($ 194), 8 to 9 months ($ 188)

July

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 165 $)

Other interesting period(s): 4 to 5 months ($ 188), 6 to 7 months ($ 167), 7 to 8 months ($ 183), 9 to 10 months ($ 182)

August

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 155 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 179), 7 to 8 months ($ 188)

September

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 149 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 169), 3 to 4 months ($ 169), 7 to 8 months ($ 156), 8 to 9 months ($ 154)

October

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 126 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 161), 3 to 4 months ($ 157), 4 to 5 months ($ 162), 8 to 9 months ($ 150), 9 to 10 months ($ 153)

November

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 147 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 154), 3 to 4 months ($ 155), 4 to 5 months ($ 156), 5 to 6 months ($ 162)

December

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 178 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 194), 4 to 5 months ($ 185), 5 to 6 months ($ 183), 6 to 7 months ($ 199), 7 to 8 months ($ 202), 8 to 9 months ($ 200), 9 to 10 months ($ 193)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, monday is the day when plane tickets for Edinburgh->Cardiff are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a monday, you will save $1. Conversely, by buying it on a saturday, you may end up paying $4 more.



Edinburgh to Cardiff: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
May 2024$ 320
$246 to $418
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June 2024$ 326
$150 to $1201
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July 2024$ 258
$161 to $598
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August 2024$ 273
$165 to $509
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September 2024$ 209
$154 to $284
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October 2024$ 207
$156 to $383
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November 2024$ 190
$169 to $303
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December 2024$ 204
$173 to $284
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January 2025$ 247
$226 to $285
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February 2025$ 207
$172 to $345
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March 2025$ 298
$192 to $494
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, december and february are cheaper to travel to Cardiff. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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