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 $ 179 (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 $ 206 (in february), which is a saving of $ 17 or a surplus of $ 28 (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 saturday and return on a saturday 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 60005 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 $ 17 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 179). Conversely, february will be the most expensive ($ 206).

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

Month Average price Our opinion
January $ 179 fair price
February $ 206
very high price
March $ 181 fair price
April $ 174 fair price
May $ 165 fair price
June $ 180 fair price
July $ 179 fair price
August $ 181 fair price
September $ 168 fair price
October $ 163
very good price
November $ 169 fair price
December $ 195 fair price

Price breakdown to travel from Edinburgh to Cardiff

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff range from $54 to $379. 6% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $55 to $109), 1% at the maximum price (from $325 to $379). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $163 to $217 (55% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Edinburgh->Cardiff flight

There are 2 companies that serve Edinburgh from Cardiff airport: Loganair and Ryanair.

Data analysis:

Of the 60005 flights analyzed in previous years, Loganair was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (57% 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 $ 45 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Edinburgh-Cardiff flights departing on a saturday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a saturday as your departure date, you can save an average of $18. On the other hand, departing on a monday 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 saturday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a saturday for your return date, you will save an average of $17. Conversely, departing from Cardiff on a thursday may cost you an additional $18.

Top prices Edinburgh-Cardiff

Round tripDatesPrice
Edinburgh → Cardiff17-01 to 21-01-2024$ 129 
Edinburgh → Cardiff18-01 to 22-01-2024$ 132 
Edinburgh → Cardiff04-02 to 09-02-2024$ 133 
Edinburgh → Cardiff08-02 to 12-02-2024$ 137 
Edinburgh → Cardiff11-02 to 15-02-2024$ 139 
Edinburgh → Cardiff18-02 to 25-02-2024$ 139 
Edinburgh → Cardiff08-03 to 26-03-2024$ 138 
Edinburgh → Cardiff11-03 to 26-03-2024$ 138 
Edinburgh → Cardiff17-03 to 26-03-2024$ 138 
Edinburgh → Cardiff22-03 to 26-03-2024$ 139 

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 1 to 2 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 thursday.

What month are you going to Cardiff?

We specifically give you the best time to buy your plane ticket and the right price to pay based on your departure month:

january february march april may june july august september october november december

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 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 170 $, which is a saving of 9 $ 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 (19 $ more than the average price).

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

Data analysis:

Statistically, thursday is the day when plane tickets for Edinburgh->Cardiff are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a thursday, you will save $1. Conversely, by buying it on a saturday, you may end up paying $3 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
December 2023$ 394
$199 to $481
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January 2024$ 246
$88 to $378
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February 2024$ 236
$133 to $878
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March 2024$ 156
$138 to $184
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April 2024$ 193
$140 to $325
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May 2024$ 206
$140 to $594
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June 2024$ 196
$139 to $372
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July 2024$ 186
$141 to $485
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August 2024$ 191
$140 to $309
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September 2024$ 189
$152 to $361
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October 2024$ 154
$154 to $154
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Data analysis:

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

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