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from Edinburgh to York

You can get from Edinburgh to York by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to York on 27 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30Edinburgh Waverley2h25 10:55York
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£451One-way
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley2h25 10:55York
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£451One-way
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08:08Edinburgh Waverley2h31 10:39York
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£451One-way
09:30Edinburgh Waverley2h24 11:54York
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£451One-way
09:04Edinburgh Waverley2h34 11:38York
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£451One-way

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Tue
27 Jul
£45London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Wed
28 Jul
£45London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Thu
29 Jul
£45Cross Country
£64National Express
Fri
30 Jul
£45Cross Country
£64National Express
Sat
31 Jul
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Sun
1 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£72National Express
Mon
2 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£72National Express
Tue
3 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Wed
4 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Thu
5 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
6 Aug
£45Cross Country
£64National Express
Sat
7 Aug
£20London North Eastern Railway
£71National Express
Sun
8 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Mon
9 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Tue
10 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Wed
11 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Thu
12 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Fri
13 Aug
£39London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Sat
14 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£64National Express
Sun
15 Aug
£32London North Eastern Railway
£72National Express

Travel Information between Edinburgh and York

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £63
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £30 • 2 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 161 miles (259 km) from Edinburgh to York. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to York.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Edinburgh to York?

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to York: coach or train.

How many miles from Edinburgh to York would I travel?

York is approximately 161 miles (259 km) away from Edinburgh.

When going from Edinburgh to York, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in York?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to York:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and tend to arrive in York, Train Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in York.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Edinburgh to York?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to York:

  • You can take a coach from Edinburgh to York with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £63 with National Express from Edinburgh to York.
  • You can travel to York from Edinburgh by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £30 with First Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to York.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to York from Edinburgh?
Your journey from Edinburgh to York doesn't have to end in York. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Leeds. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Leeds to your Edinburgh to York trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from York today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Edinburgh to York online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to York, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £63 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £30 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to York online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to York?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to York. Tickets for a train cost on average £30.

This is compared to other travel options to York:

A train is about £34 less than a coach, which costs on average £63 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get to York from Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to York is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 24 min.

Other travel options from Edinburgh to York can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
York
Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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