Trains from Edinburgh to York

Edinburgh to York train information

Edinburgh York train map

Train duration 2h31m
Arrival York, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 162 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £98.00
Average train price £98.00

Which operators can I use?

The route connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and York, located in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by these several companies: Cross Country.

How much times does it take?

On average, the journey takes approximately 2h31m by train covering a distance of 162 miles to get to York from Edinburgh. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.

How much does it costs?

The cheapest fare we've found for the next 180 days is £98.00 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to York train tickets

from £98.00 MORE 2h32m
Other modes of transport available
from £26.20 MORE 7h24m

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National Express£56



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Edinburgh - York: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Edinburgh to York in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £16 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 72% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Edinburgh to York trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and York by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets York to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£98.00 14/03/2022 09:04 Cross Country 2 months ago
£98.00 14/03/2022 08:08 Cross Country 2 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh York train

Discount Edinburgh - York train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Edinburgh York train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Edinburgh to York? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Edinburgh York ticket (i.e.: £98.00)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£98.00 = 0.9. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 1 trips from Edinburgh to York (one way journey).

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to York train £98.00 £65.33 £32.67 0.9

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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