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 £ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 40.
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2 h 25 m
2 h 36 m
Trains per day
Of the 7 trains that leave Edinburgh for York every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 260 km distance in an average of 2 h 36 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 25 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 14 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||161 miles (259 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||£41 (€46)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express|
Trains from Edinburgh to York cover the 161 miles (259 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £41, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in York.
Travel from Edinburgh to York from £36 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and York you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Edinburgh and York online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Edinburgh to York as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Edinburgh to York start at £39 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 161 miles (259 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between Edinburgh and York. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Edinburgh to York CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!
When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Edinburgh to York, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
Taking trains from Edinburgh to York is straightforward on routes provided by CrossCountry and Virgin trains East Coast. The first departure is at around 6:00 a.m., getting into York approximately 2.5 hours later. There are then three departures an hour throughout the day until the last train leaves at about 9:00 p.m. Please note the 8:00 p.m. train involves a connection at Newcastle and has a slightly longer journey time of around 3 hours. There is a reduced service on Sundays. Trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley Station and arrive at York Station.
Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley to York most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh.
The most popular arrival train station, York, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of York.
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