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York to Edinburgh train information

York Edinburgh train map

Train duration 2h35m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure York, England
Distance 162 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £22.75
Average train price £58.00
  • The trains connecting York (Yorkshire and the Humber England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) are run by Cross Country. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
  • Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Edinburgh from York. The average travel time from York to Edinburgh is 2h35m to cover the 162 miles.
  • We found trains from £22.75 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for York to Edinburgh train tickets

from £22.75 MORE 2h33m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £20.50 MORE 7h52m

York - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

York - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from York to Edinburgh in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £17 when buying your seat 1 month in advance which is 73% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for York to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£28.35 23/08/2019 18:32 Cross Country 3 days ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.50 18/08/2019 17:35 6 hours ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.60 18/08/2019 08:14 6 hours ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.75 23/08/2019 17:31 Cross Country 3 days ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£35.50 18/08/2019 09:00 6 hours ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£39.70 23/08/2019 07:36 3 days ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£40.20 18/08/2019 17:49 6 hours ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£40.40 18/08/2019 10:00 6 hours ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£41.20 18/08/2019 13:15 6 hours ago
York
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£42.40 18/08/2019 18:50 6 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

York Edinburgh train

Discount York - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your York Edinburgh train ticket.

Why should I buy a railcard?

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can evaluate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a York Edinburgh ticket is £57.26 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £57.26: £88/£57.26 = 1.54. It will take you about 2 trips from Edinburgh to York (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much does a railcard cost?

The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for one year.

(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
York to Edinburgh train £57.26 £38.17 £19.09 1.54

(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

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