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Find cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to York by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.
You can book your Edinburgh to York train ticket in 3 different ways:
Can I book my ticket online?
When buying your train tickets online, you can quickly compare train times and fares to make savings. Almost all train operators and online ticket specialists give the ability to do so. Once your ticket is booked, you will have a confirmation email including your collection number that you will bring with your card to collect your ticket at the station before your departure.
Is it possible to book a train ticket over the phone?
Most train companies as well as few train ticket retailers will have phone numbers for you to make your booking by phone.
Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?
Depending on the station, you are able to either book your train ticket at the travel centre or via a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the office hours.
If you use our fast and simple search engine, you are be able to compare hundreds of train fares from all major rail providers. Gopili aims to help you get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to York! Please note, train tickets York to Edinburgh are also available for your return trip.
Different train ticket types for your journey
There are several types of train tickets Edinburgh to York offered by each company, allowing travellers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can buy tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of train ticket:
The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be booked 12 weeks in advance, actually they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Typically, the earlier you book them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. Nevertheless, you can change the time and the date of the journey before departure.
The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less occupied trains. Offering an interesting quality-price ratio, these tickets need passengers to travel off-peak. You can book tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees can't be superior to £10.00.
The Anytime Tickets are totally flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to travel, however you will need to purchase a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.
You can also book a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Generally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the UK.
The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.
The easiest way to pay less on your Edinburgh York train ticket may be to have a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons discount card.
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average price for a Edinburgh York ticket (i.e.: £23.00)(1)
Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. You can now divide that number by C. The result is the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to start saving money.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£23.00 = 3.83. Your railcard will be worthwile after at least 4 trips from Edinburgh to York (one way trip).
(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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||£23.00||£15.33||£7.67||3.84|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The chart above is based on the cheapest prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is booked. Buying your train from Edinburgh to York in advance should enable you to save money for your trip.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £17 when purchasing your seat 2 months in advance, it is 71% cheaper than the best fare we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
Transport operators from Edinburgh to York
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to York.
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Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to York train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to York by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to York. Your Edinburgh to York train ticket is just few clicks away!
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And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to York:
Departure and arrival for your train travel
Edinburgh Waverley train station
York train station
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to York
|Arrival city||York, England|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £16.40|
Which operators can I use?
The journey from Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and York, which is in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and identify the rail operator for this journey.
How long is the train?
On average, it takes around 2h33m by train covering a distance of 161 miles to get to York from Edinburgh. The train duration will vary depending if the train is direct or with stops.
What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?
The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £16.40 one way.
If you’re looking for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to York, you may be in luck. Here we give you some hints to find cheap train tickets.
The earlier you buy your ticket the cheaper it will be. You can save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 12 weeks prior the departure. Why? Because train providers can release advance tickets up to 90 days in advance and it is usually at this time that you will find the lowest fare.
You will also see that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak travel times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Thus, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you will save money on your train ticket Edinburgh to York.
If you already know at what time you need to take the return journey, you should check the price of 2 singles as they may work out cheaper than a return. You need to take the exact train you bought.
Another trick to save money is to split up your journey to York. Instead of buying only a single ticket for your route you can split the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each section.
Many trains run from Edinburgh to York, but there are also near stations served like for instance: