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There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth

£173 - £418

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Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Machynlleth

£104 - £216

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Train, bus  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square T3

Train, bus via Manchester  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square T3

Bus  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bangor, Gwynedd
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station B to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square T2

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris 308.5 miles

£45 - £70

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  9h 58m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Liverpool (LPL) EDI - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth

£108 - £272

Fly to Bristol, train  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth

£158 - £393

Fly to London Luton, train  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth

£133 - £389

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 53m.

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It is 228 miles from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris. It is approximately 308.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris without a car is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs £170 - £420.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris is to train which takes 7h 20m and costs £170 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cadair Idris is 309 miles. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris.

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Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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  • Distance: 227.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 20m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cadair Idris, Wales?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris via Crewe, Shrewsbury, and Machynlleth in around 7h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Cadair Idris via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Bangor, Gwynedd, Bangor, Bus Station B, and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square in around 15h 17m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Birmingham, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£9 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £120
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £350
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£230 - £310
Train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £85
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham International to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £80
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
tfw.wales
TransPennine Express Service
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £14
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £27
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £27
Bus operators
Lloyd's Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station B to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Lloyd's Coaches
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express

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