The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£40

Average

£57

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.

Cheapest
21:00Edinburgh Waverley3h14 00:14York
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£401One-way
08:08Edinburgh Waverley2h31 10:39York
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£451One-way
09:04Edinburgh Waverley2h34 11:38York
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£451One-way
08:00Edinburgh Waverley2h29 10:29York
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£501One-way
09:00Edinburgh Waverley2h30 11:30York
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£551One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to York

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 28 Oct
08:00Edinburgh Waverley2h29 10:29York
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08:08Edinburgh Waverley2h31 10:39York
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley2h25 10:55York
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley2h30 11:30York
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09:04Edinburgh Waverley2h34 11:38York
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20:03Edinburgh Waverley2h32 22:35York
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21:00Edinburgh Waverley3h14 00:14York
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

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 trains from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

260 km

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.

Fastest
08:30Edinburgh Waverley2h25 10:55York
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£551One-way
08:00Edinburgh Waverley2h29 10:29York
0 changes
£501One-way
09:00Edinburgh Waverley2h30 11:30York
0 changes
£551One-way
08:08Edinburgh Waverley2h31 10:39York
0 changes
£451One-way
20:03Edinburgh Waverley2h32 22:35York
0 changes
£1081One-way

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Train Information to York from Edinburgh

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£41 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross 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.

Train companies

Train from Edinburgh to York with CrossCountry

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

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!

  • Average Price: £39

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:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh to York
Travel by train 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
What is the cost of cheap trains from Edinburgh to York?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and York for as low as £36  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Edinburgh to York cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to York train price to come in at an average of £41  one way.
What is the distance by train from Edinburgh to York?
The train distance from Edinburgh to York is around 161 miles (259 km).
How long is the train journey to York from Edinburgh?
The Edinburgh to York train duration is on average 2 h 30 min, which is to be expected when travelling 161 miles (259 km) from Edinburgh to York. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in York?

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to York   most frequently for this route.

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

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.

Which train providers should I travel with from Edinburgh to York?
For the journey from Edinburgh to York you can take a train with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Edinburgh and York on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to York from Edinburgh a day?
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for York is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to York? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to York?
If you prefer early morning trains from Edinburgh to York, the first train leaves at 07: 08. If you prefer late night trains from Edinburgh to York, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 30. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to York schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Edinburgh and York to get the best deals?
You can find a train from Edinburgh to York to cost on average £41 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to York train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 between Edinburgh and York.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN