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from York to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from York to Edinburgh on Oct 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:25PMYork7h05 08:30PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$591One-way
Cheapest
01:25PMYork7h05 08:30PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$591One-way
Other options
11:55AMYork7h15 07:10PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$881One-way

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Thu
Oct 28
$52First Transpennine Express
$59National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$52First Transpennine Express
$73National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$51First Transpennine Express
$39National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$46London North Eastern Railway
$66National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$46First Transpennine Express
$51National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$37First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$46First Transpennine Express
$42National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$42First Transpennine Express
$48National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$43First Transpennine Express
$55National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$41London North Eastern Railway
$45National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$44First Transpennine Express
$73National Express
Mon
Nov 8
$44First Transpennine Express
$48National Express
Tue
Nov 9
$37First Transpennine Express
$48National Express
Wed
Nov 10
$29First Transpennine Express
$35National Express
Thu
Nov 11
$37First Transpennine Express
$51National Express
Fri
Nov 12
$43First Transpennine Express
$55National Express
Sat
Nov 13
$41First Transpennine Express
$35National Express
Sun
Nov 14
$29First Transpennine Express
$87National Express
Mon
Nov 15
$44First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
Tue
Nov 16
$42First Transpennine Express
$45National Express

Travel Information from York to Edinburgh

distanceDistance161 miles (259 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $62
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€36) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $62 (€50) • 2 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 161 miles (259 km) to Edinburgh from York. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from York to Edinburgh.

How to get from York to Edinburgh

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from York to Edinburgh, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from York to Edinburgh and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I travel from York to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to travel from York to Edinburgh including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from York to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from York to Edinburgh is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $44 (€36) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A bus is generally $18 (€14) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $62 (€50) from York to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way from York to Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from York is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 27 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 55 min.

How far is it from York to Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 161 miles (259 km) between York and Edinburgh.

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from York?

The average frequency per day from York to Edinburgh is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Edinburgh from York as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from York to Edinburgh?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from York, Train Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains from York to Edinburgh most often leave from York and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel operators can get me to Edinburgh from York?

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

  • You can go to Edinburgh from York by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $44 (€36) with National Express from York to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel to Edinburgh from York by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $62 (€50) with Cross Country from York to Edinburgh.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from York to Edinburgh?
Looking to extend your trip from York to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from York to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from York to Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from York to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $44 (€36) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $62 (€50) one way on average.

But we recommend booking York to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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