Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for Jan 25

Cheapest

$54

Average

$79

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 $ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 54.

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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 11:54AMYork
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$541One-way
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01:00PMEdinburgh Waverley2h31 03:31PMYork
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$541One-way
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12:00PMEdinburgh Waverley2h29 02:29PMYork
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$541One-way
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01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 03:54PMYork
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$541One-way
12:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h26 02:56PMYork
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$591One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to York

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08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley2h29 10:29AMYork
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08:08AMEdinburgh Waverley2h31 10:39AMYork
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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h25 10:55AMYork
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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley2h30 11:30AMYork
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09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley2h34 11:38AMYork
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 11:54AMYork
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12:00PMEdinburgh Waverley2h29 02:29PMYork
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12:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h26 02:56PMYork
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01:00PMEdinburgh Waverley2h31 03:31PMYork
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01:05PMEdinburgh Waverley2h34 03:39PMYork
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01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 03:54PMYork
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02:00PMEdinburgh Waverley2h31 04:31PMYork
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Tue
Jan 25
$54London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Wed
Jan 26
$76London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Thu
Jan 27
$50London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Fri
Jan 28
$59London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Sat
Jan 29
$146Cross Country
$35National Express
Sun
Jan 30
$54London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$59London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$50London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Wed
Feb 2
$50London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Thu
Feb 3
$59London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Fri
Feb 4
$63London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Sat
Feb 5
$45London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Sun
Feb 6
$149London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Mon
Feb 7
$45London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Tue
Feb 8
$45London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Wed
Feb 9
$45London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Thu
Feb 10
$146Cross Country
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Fri
Feb 11
$59London North Eastern Railway
$87National Express
Sat
Feb 12
$28London North Eastern Railway
$86National Express
Sun
Feb 13
$146Cross Country
$56National Express

Fastest train times from Edinburgh to York

Showing times and prices for Jan 25

Fastest Journey

2 h 24 m

Average

2 h 29 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

260 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Edinburgh for York every day 12 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 29 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 24 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 34 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
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 11:54AMYork
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$541One-way
Fastest
01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 03:54PMYork
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$541One-way
08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h25 10:55AMYork
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$991One-way
12:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h26 02:56PMYork
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$591One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley2h29 10:29AMYork
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$761One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to York

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$69 (€57)
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 24 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $41 (€34), but the average price of train tickets is $69 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in York.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Edinburgh to York trains

Travel from Edinburgh to York from $41 (€34) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip 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.

Book your CrossCountry Edinburgh to York train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to York 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 to York from Edinburgh is 161 miles (259 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - York CrossCountry train ticket starts at $146 (€122) 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 traveling by train. Waiting in a line 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!

  • Average Price: $146

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Edinburgh to York don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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.

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 journey from Edinburgh to York.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express