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Mon
26 Jul
£54London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Tue
27 Jul
£46London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Wed
28 Jul
£107First Transpennine Express
£64National Express
Thu
29 Jul
£107Cross Country
£64National Express
Fri
30 Jul
£46Cross Country
£64National Express
Sat
31 Jul
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
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1 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
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2 Aug
£46London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Tue
3 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Wed
4 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Thu
5 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Fri
6 Aug
£46London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Sat
7 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Sun
8 Aug
£26London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Mon
9 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Tue
10 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Wed
11 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£39National Express
Thu
12 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£63National Express
Fri
13 Aug
£46London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Sat
14 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express

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Travel with CrossCountry between York and Edinburgh

You can travel by train between York and Edinburgh with CrossCountry for as low as £39. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from York to Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from York to Edinburgh 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 York to Edinburgh start at £46 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 from York to Edinburgh. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best York to Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from York to Edinburgh:

  • 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 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.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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