The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Edinburgh to York will cost around £ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 42.
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|Distance||161 miles (259 km)|
|Average coach duration||7 h 8 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£42 (€48)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from Edinburgh to York cover the 161 miles (259 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 8 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £42, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in York, Train Station.
You can travel by coach between Edinburgh and York with National Express for as low as £32. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Edinburgh - York coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Edinburgh and York and when travelling by coach:
There is one bus a day from Edinburgh to York, departing in the mid-morning, a direct service operated by National Express. The journey lasts 4 hours and 5 minutes. The service runs seven days a week, but tickets cost slightly more on Sundays.
Buses from Edinburgh to York depart from the main bus station on Elder Street in the city centre, close to Princes Street and a few hundred metres from Waverley train station. The St James shopping mall is 3 minutes away on foot, and the Scottish National Gallery and Edinburgh Old Town are ½ km to the south. It takes about 25 minutes to reach the station from the suburbs of Newcraighall and Danderhall and about 15 minutes from the Ocean Terminal and the BT Murrayfield Stadium. Buses from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee also call in at the Elder Street station. In addition, the express service from Edinburgh airport stops nearby on Waverley Bridge.
York can trace its origins back to Roman Britain, and its 13th century cathedral, Medieval town walls and tangle of winding lanes make it one of the most picturesque destinations in the north of England. Buses from Edinburgh to York drop off their passengers on Leeman Road, near the main railway station and bus interchange. The National Railway Museum, York Minster, the JORVIK Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower, the York Castle Museum and the other attractions of the town's compact historic centre are all easily walkable from this point of arrival. From the bus interchange, it's a 10 minute trip to Foxwood Lane and 30 minutes to the University of York, and there are also regular links to Leeds, Scarborough and Hull. On race days, a direct service runs between the interchange and York Racecourse from mid-morning to early evening.
Some of the Edinburgh coach stations to York you can start your journey from include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in York include York, Train Station, York, Rail Station and York, Castle Howard (The Grounds).
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arriving in York, Train Station.
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival coach station in York, called York, Train Station, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.
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