Trains from Edinburgh to York

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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 £16.40
Average train price £23.00

Which operators can I use?

The journey connecting Edinburgh, located in Scotland and York, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: Cross Country.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes around 2h31m by train to cover the 162 miles to go to York from Edinburgh. The train duration may vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

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.

Best prices for Edinburgh to York train tickets

from £16.40 MORE 2h31m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £19.00 MORE 6h33m

Edinburgh - York prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to York by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - York: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£17

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£17

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£24

15

£28

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£21

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£26

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£60

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above shows the cheapest prices found over the last 6 months depending on how much time in advance the train is booked. Buying your train from Edinburgh to York in advance can enable you to pay less for your train.

Tickets are available from £17 when buying your seat 2 months in advance which is 72% cheaper than the cheapest fare we found when booking 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
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£17.10 05/02/2018 07:00 Cross Country 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£17.10 05/02/2018 13:07 Cross Country 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£17.10 05/02/2018 12:08 Cross Country 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£17.10 05/02/2018 07:07 Cross Country 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£17.10 05/02/2018 08:10 Cross Country 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£21.90 05/02/2018 18:30 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£27.00 05/02/2018 17:00 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£27.00 05/02/2018 13:00 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£27.00 05/02/2018 12:30 19 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
York
£27.00 05/02/2018 07:30 19 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh York train

Discount Edinburgh - York train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Edinburgh York train ticket must be to get a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the country. 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 discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you aim to save money after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Edinburgh to York? Use your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

    C = average price for a Edinburgh York ticket (i.e.: £22.92)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Then divide that number by C. You will see the approximate number of trips needed across the year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£22.92 = 3.84. Your railcard will be worth the investment after around 4 trips from Edinburgh to York (one way journey).

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

(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 £22.92 £15.28 £7.64 3.85

(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