The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£42

Average

£53

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.

Cheapest
08:45Edinburgh7h14 15:59York
1 changes
£421One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:45Edinburgh7h24 18:09York
1 changes
£631One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to York

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08:45Edinburgh7h14 15:59York
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10:45Edinburgh7h24 18:09York
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Wed
27 Oct
£46London North Eastern Railway
£42National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£45Cross Country
£42National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£45Cross Country
£48National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£39Cross Country
£48National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£39Cross Country
£48National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£39National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£39Cross Country
£39National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£39National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£28London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£40London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£40London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£43London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£33London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
Sun
14 Nov
£33London North Eastern Railway
£28National Express
Mon
15 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
Tue
16 Nov
£36London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

7 h 14 m

Average

7 h 19 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

260 km

It's difficult to get from Edinburgh to York without changing at least once.

Fastest
08:45Edinburgh7h14 15:59York
1 changes
£421One-way
2nd Fastest
10:45Edinburgh7h24 18:09York
1 changes
£631One-way

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Coach Information between Edinburgh and York

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 8 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£42 (€48)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

National Express from Edinburgh to York

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

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.

  • Average Price: £32

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:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Edinburgh to York: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Bus from Edinburgh

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.

Getting into York by Bus

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.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach between Edinburgh and York cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Edinburgh and York to cost as little as £32  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets between Edinburgh and York?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to York coach price to come in at an average of £42  one way.
What is the distance to York from Edinburgh by coach?
The coach distance from Edinburgh to York is around 161 miles (259 km).
How long is the coach journey from Edinburgh to York?
The coach time between Edinburgh and York is on average 7 h 8 min  for the 161 miles (259 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to York from Edinburgh by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station from Edinburgh to York do I depart from? Which York coach station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the coach station in Edinburgh? Where is the coach station in York?

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.

What coach companies go from Edinburgh to York?
For the trip from Edinburgh to York you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to York from Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Edinburgh to York?
You can take the first coach from Edinburgh to York at 07: 45   or take the last coach from Edinburgh to York leaving at 10: 45. Look for the latest Edinburgh York coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Edinburgh to York to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase coach tickets between Edinburgh and York within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your coach ticket from Edinburgh to York a few months in advance.

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