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Train Information to Edinburgh from York

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross 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.

CrossCountry

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:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 30 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 6 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between York and Edinburgh 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 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.

Train tickets from York to Edinburgh: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 26 €
2 weeks earlier 25 €4%
3 weeks earlier 21 €24%
1 month before 20 €30%
2 months earlier 21 €24%
3 months earlier 21 €24%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from York - Edinburgh. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

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:

  • Buying your train ticket from York - Edinburgh 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 24% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket York - Edinburgh with 2 months in advance you save up to about 24% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 24%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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
What is the price of the cheapest train from York to Edinburgh?
Train tickets to Edinburgh from York for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $29 (€23)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from York to Edinburgh?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the York to Edinburgh train to cost on average $45 (€36)  one way.
How far is York to Edinburgh by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Edinburgh from York by train to be approximately 161 miles (259 km).
How long is a train to Edinburgh from York on average?
On average the York to Edinburgh train time is 2 h 27 min  covering the 161 miles (259 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in York goes to Edinburgh? What train station do I come into Edinburgh from York?

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

Where is the York train station located? Where is the Edinburgh train station located?

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.

What train providers offer a service between York and Edinburgh?
Take the York to Edinburgh train with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from York to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there from York to Edinburgh?
The average number of trains departing York for Edinburgh is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from York to Edinburgh?
You can take the earliest train from York to Edinburgh at 7: 37 AM   or take the last train from York to Edinburgh leaving at 8: 22 AM. Look for the latest York to Edinburgh train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
When should I purchase the York to Edinburgh train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from York to Edinburgh is on average $45 (€36) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Edinburgh from York available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

York
Edinburgh
Eden Camp
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Pickering Eastgate
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