Whitby to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    08:45
  • Last train
    22:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 6m
  • Distance
    231 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    6
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Whitby to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Whitby to Edinburgh take around 4 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 231 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Whitby and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Whitby to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Whitby and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Whitby to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Whitby to Edinburgh?

The Whitby to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Whitby to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Whitby around 08:45 and the last train is around 22:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Whitby around 08:45, and the last at 19:34.

When to book Whitby to Edinburgh 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 Whitby to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Whitby and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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

Edinburgh to Whitby by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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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