|Distance||161 miles (259 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 27 min|
|Average train ticket price||$45 (€36)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express|
Trains from York to Edinburgh cover the 161 miles (259 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 27 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 journey costs around $45 (€36), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $29 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
For as little as $29 (€23) you can travel by train between York and Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from York to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Looking for trains between York and Edinburgh? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 161 miles (259 km) route between York and Edinburgh. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest York to Edinburgh routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between York and Edinburgh, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your York - Edinburgh train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!
York to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:
When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between York and Edinburgh don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 runs around one train per hour between York and Edinburgh. Its high-speed trains travel directly to Edinburgh on this route.
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.
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.
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.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from York and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board the train most frequently from York, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.
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