York, England
Edinburgh, Scotland

Train ticket from York to Edinburgh

Choose London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains with fares starting from €74. Travel time approximately 2h 28m. More than 32 schedules for your trip.

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Edinburgh.

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Train York to Edinburgh

It takes an average of 2h 51m to travel from York to Edinburgh by train, covering a distance of about 260 km. There are usually 32 trains traveling daily from York to Edinburgh and tickets for this journey start from €74 when you book in advance.

Distance260 km
Price€74
Frequency32
Fastest2h 28m

Saving Money

Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from York to Edinburgh is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

What companies travel from York to Edinburgh?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Embark on a scenic journey from York to Edinburgh; discover historical landmarks, lush landscapes, and vibrant cities seamlessly connected by this popular travel route. Experience comfort and convenience as you traverse the heart of Britain.

Best Travel Options

Whether you’re taking a bus, train, car, or considering flying, here’s what you need to know for your York to Edinburgh trip:

Travel Time: Trains whisk you to Edinburgh in approx. 2.5 hours, buses are slower but expose you to scenic routes, cars offer flexibility, while flights are fastest, albeit indirect.

Cost: Buses win for budget travel, trains offer value with early bookings, cars can be cost-shared, and flights might save time but vary in price.

Experience: Buses and trains let you enjoy the journey, cars provide autonomy and adventure, and flights are for efficiency-focused travellers.

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Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Exploring the distinctions between bus and train travel from York to Edinburgh, we uncover three standout differences:

Cost and Duration: Bus travel typically costs less, ideal for budget travelers, but takes longer, spanning around 8 hours for the journey.

Comfort and Amenities: Trains offer enhanced comfort with additional amenities, ensuring a quicker, more productive trip at approximately 2.5 hours.

Eco-Friendly Option: Train travel presents an eco-friendly choice, substantially lessening your carbon footprint in comparison to car travel.

Bus vs Train

Cheapest Travel Options

York to Edinburgh, a journey brimming with charm, can be budget-friendly too. Consider Megabus or National Express for prices ranging from just £7 to £30. Convenient and wallet-friendly, these bus operators offer numerous departures, perfect for soaking in the scenic views without breaking the bank.

Ready to maximize your savings while traveling to Edinburgh? Whether you’re a family in search of comfortable travels, a business person needing efficiency, or a solo adventurer on a shoestring budget, options abound. Dive into a sea of choices, from speedy trains with CrossCountry and LNER, to sociable rideshares via BlaBlaCar, each aligning seamlessly with your travel needs and budget.

Cheapest Travel Options

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