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There are around 101 trains running between York and Edinburgh daily, which usually take 2h 39m to complete the journey over 161 miles (259 km). Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You’ll likely be travelling on a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service for at least part of your journey to Edinburgh. On the train you’ll find free WiFi, an onboard cafe and power sockets. If you’re making a change or two along the way, you may also travel with a couple of other train companies. Want to get there quickly? The fastest train time is just 2h 24m from York to Edinburgh.
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The average journey time by train between York and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 39 minutes, with around 101 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 24 minutes.
Train ticket prices from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £17.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 101 direct trains from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 22:21. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from York to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 161 miles (259 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for York to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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