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York to Edinburgh

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Journey information from York to Edinburgh

  • Train Fares from: £17.90
  • Fastest route:
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  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from York to Edinburgh by train?

    The average journey time between York and Edinburgh is . On an average weekday, there are 101 trains travelling from York to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • What is the fastest journey from York to Edinburgh by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from York to Edinburgh cost?

    Train tickets from York to Edinburgh can start from as little as £17.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from York to Edinburgh?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from York to Edinburgh without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from York to Edinburgh.

  • What is the distance between York and Edinburgh?

    The distance between York and Edinburgh is 161 miles.

    Distance: 161 miles
  • What time is the first train from York to Edinburgh?

    The first train from York to Edinburgh departs at .

    What time is the last train from York to Edinburgh?

    The last train from York to Edinburgh departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

York to Edinburgh timetable

Check out the next trains departing from York to Edinburgh for Sunday 31st May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

09:4412:082h 24m, direct
10:0012:312h 31m, direct
10:3313:002h 27m, direct
10:3713:082h 31m, direct
11:3414:182h 44m, direct

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh to York.

How to find cheap train tickets from York to Edinburgh

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
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