York to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from York to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Cheapest

£38

Average

£43

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.

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16:54York2h35 19:29Edinburgh Waverley
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£381One-way
15:35York2h39 18:14Edinburgh Waverley
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£381One-way
17:35York2h38 20:13Edinburgh Waverley
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£391One-way
17:56York2h29 20:25Edinburgh Waverley
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£391One-way
16:35York2h36 19:11Edinburgh Waverley
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£391One-way

Train schedule York to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 2 July
08:32York2h31 11:03Edinburgh Waverley
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08:35York2h34 11:09Edinburgh Waverley
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08:55York2h33 11:28Edinburgh Waverley
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09:32York2h29 12:01Edinburgh Waverley
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09:35York2h34 12:09Edinburgh Waverley
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09:55York2h31 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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10:32York2h33 13:05Edinburgh Waverley
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10:35York2h35 13:10Edinburgh Waverley
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10:55York2h32 13:27Edinburgh Waverley
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11:32York2h30 14:02Edinburgh Waverley
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11:35York2h36 14:11Edinburgh Waverley
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11:55York2h31 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
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12:32York2h30 15:02Edinburgh Waverley
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12:54York2h33 15:27Edinburgh Waverley
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13:32York2h34 16:06Edinburgh Waverley
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13:35York2h39 16:14Edinburgh Waverley
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13:55York2h31 16:26Edinburgh Waverley
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14:32York2h31 17:03Edinburgh Waverley
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14:35York2h35 17:10Edinburgh Waverley
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14:55York2h31 17:26Edinburgh Waverley
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15:32York2h31 18:03Edinburgh Waverley
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15:35York2h39 18:14Edinburgh Waverley
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15:55York2h35 18:30Edinburgh Waverley
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16:32York2h31 19:03Edinburgh Waverley
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16:35York2h36 19:11Edinburgh Waverley
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16:54York2h35 19:29Edinburgh Waverley
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17:32York2h35 20:07Edinburgh Waverley
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17:35York2h38 20:13Edinburgh Waverley
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17:56York2h29 20:25Edinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from York to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 29 m

Average

2 h 33 m

Trains per day

29

Distance

260 km

Of the 29 trains that leave York for Edinburgh every day 29 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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17:56York2h29 20:25Edinburgh Waverley
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£391One-way
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09:32York2h29 12:01Edinburgh Waverley
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£411One-way
12:32York2h30 15:02Edinburgh Waverley
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£1111One-way
11:32York2h30 14:02Edinburgh Waverley
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£411One-way
11:55York2h31 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
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£461One-way

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Overview: Train from York to Edinburgh

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency36 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 36 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Transpennine Express, Cross Country or Northern Rail

Trains from York to Edinburgh cover the 161 miles (259 km) long route taking on average 2 h 31 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Transpennine Express, Cross Country or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 36 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains York to Edinburgh

For as little as £25 you can travel by train between York and Edinburgh with CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3). Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

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Northern Rail (3)

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

Book your CrossCountry York to Edinburgh train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest York to Edinburgh routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from York to Edinburgh is 161 miles (259 km), and the best price for a one-way York - Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket starts at £34 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Train information from York to Edinburgh with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 33 min
  • Average Price: £34
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

    Trains from York to Edinburgh

    Trains from York to Edinburgh run regularly throughout the day, with more than one per hour from early morning until around 9:00 p.m. A final train travels between the two cities late at night. The journey takes around 2.5 hours and does not usually require any changes.

    York to Edinburgh train times: Daily departures

    There are multiple trains from York to Edinburgh every day throughout the week, offering plenty of choices. During peak hours from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, there are around four trains per hour. At weekends, there are fewer trains after 8:00 p.m.

    How long is the journey by train from York to Edinburgh?

    It takes around 2.5 hours to travel between York and Edinburgh by train, give or take ten minutes. No changes are needed apart from on the last service of the day at weekends, when a connection must be made at Newcastle.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from York to Edinburgh?

    Departure train station: York has one main train station, which is a six-minute walk from the city centre. It is also on bus routes 1, 4, and 5. The station has a travel centre, toilets, and public WiFi, as well as refreshment options and shops.

    Arrival train station: The train from York arrives at Edinburgh Waverley station. The station is conveniently located at the foot of Princes Street, close to many of the city's attractions. There's a travel centre, toilets, showers, luggage storage, and free public WiFi at Waverley, as well as shops and cafés.

    Which train companies travel from York to Edinburgh?

    Trains from York to Edinburgh are operated by LNER, CrossCountry, and TransPennine Express. They all take around the same amount of time to complete the journey and generally do not require any changes.

    LNER York to Edinburgh

    Between York and Edinburgh, LNER operates Azuma trains, which make use of Japanese bullet-train technology. There are around two departures per hour throughout the day and they're all direct trips.

    CrossCountry York to Edinburgh

    CrossCountry runs around one train per hour between York and Edinburgh. Its high-speed trains travel directly to Edinburgh on this route.

    TransPennine Express

    TransPennine Express trains from York to Edinburgh run approximately once per hour throughout the day. Nova 1 high-speed trains are used on this route.

    York to Edinburgh trains: Services on board

    Passengers can opt for first-class tickets with LNER and enjoy spacious seating and complimentary hot and cold food and drinks. They can each bring three items of luggage onto LNER trains, with the largest measuring 90 cm × 70 cm × 30 cm. Spaces for bikes should be reserved prior to travel. Two small pets can be brought on board at no extra charge. LNER has a dedicated assisted travel team to help passengers with disabilities complete their journey. This service should be booked at least 24 hours prior to travel.

    Passengers can upgrade to first class on CrossCountry trains for onboard hospitality and bigger seats. The luggage allowance on board CrossCountry trains consists of a suitcase no larger than 90 cm × 70 cm × 30 cm. Handbags and backpacks can be stored under the seats. Up to two dogs on a lead or small pets in a carrier are allowed per person. Bike spaces can be reserved in advance. Passenger assist services can be booked by phone or online up until the day before travel.

    First-class tickets are available on TransPennine Express trains from York to Edinburgh and offer each passenger their own power socket, as well as a special menu. Larger bags can be stored in dedicated luggage racks, while smaller items can be kept in overhead storage. Bike space can be booked ahead of time. Up to two pets can be brought onto trains free of charge. Bike space, as well as travel assistance for those with disabilities, should be booked in advance.

    How to find cheap train tickets from York to Edinburgh

    Travelling by train between York and Edinburgh can be even more cost effective if booked early. Passengers can get a bargain by being flexible with their travel dates and times and comparing operators' ticket prices.

    Travel Tips: Trains from York to Edinburgh

    Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 York to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Edinburgh from York for as little as £25  in the next 7 days.
    The York to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average £38  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The distance between York and Edinburgh by train is approximately 161 miles (259 km).
    On average the train from York to Edinburgh duration is 2 h 31 min  for the 161 miles (259 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from York   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, York, located approximately 0.5 miles (790 m) from the city centre of York. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from its city centre.

    When taking a train from York to Edinburgh, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, Transpennine Express, Cross Country or Northern Rail for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Edinburgh from York and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 36 direct trains a day to Edinburgh from York. If you’re looking for a direct train from York to Edinburgh, consider travelling with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    The average number of trains departing York for Edinburgh is 36 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first train from York to Edinburgh leaves at 06: 35   and the last train for this leaves at 19: 57. Omio shows you the latest train from York to Edinburgh times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    If you buy York to Edinburgh train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £38. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between York and Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    York
    Edinburgh
    The major railway station for departures from York is York. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at York for your trip to Edinburgh from York.
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    Public transport options for York
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at Bus Stand E outside the Principal Hotel

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