Edinburgh to York train

Tue, 28 May
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to York is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:302h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:54York station (YRK)
£581One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:002h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:30York station (YRK)
£631One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:54York station (YRK)
£661One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:052h33
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:38York station (YRK)
£741One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:072h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:37York station (YRK)
£771One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to York

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 May
London North Eastern Railway
08:002h29
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:29York station (YRK)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:052h33
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:38York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:54York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:002h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:30York station (YRK)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:072h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:37York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:302h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:54York station (YRK)
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 24 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

260 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for York every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
09:302h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:54York station (YRK)
£581One-way
0 changes
Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h24
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:54York station (YRK)
£661One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:002h29
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:29York station (YRK)
£911One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:072h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:37York station (YRK)
£771One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:002h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:30York station (YRK)
£631One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to York

distanceDistance161 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to York cover the 161 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like East Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in York.

Train providers: East Coast, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express trains Edinburgh to York

Buy your official East Coast, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express train tickets to York from Edinburgh from £29 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to York from Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Train information from Edinburgh to York with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 29 min
  • Cheapest Price: £44
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

Trains from Edinburgh to York

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.

FAQs: Edinburgh to York train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to York easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to York.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to York can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to York is £56; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to York train travel time is 2 h 24 min   for the 161 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to York leaves at 04: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to York leaves at 20: 00.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to York without having to change trains with East Coast or CrossCountry. There are 25 direct trains from Edinburgh to York each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Edinburgh to York train with East Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to York from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 00.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at York, located 0.5 miles (787 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to York from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 24 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to York by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Edinburgh and York including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and York

Edinburgh
York
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip to York from Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
Edinburgh, Airport

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