Edinburgh to York by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 23m

Travelling from Edinburgh to York by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to York take around 2 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 259 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and York.

Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to York?

Direct trains from Edinburgh to York have been found.

We usually find around 45 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to York every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 44 departures.

How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to York?

The Edinburgh to York train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Edinburgh to York train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to York is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:48 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 20:00.

When to book Edinburgh to York train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to York by train.

Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and York?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to York, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin East Coast

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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