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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £15.80
  2. 30 day advance £35.60
  • First train
    06:34
  • Last train
    20:53
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 22m

Travelling from York to Edinburgh by train

The fastest trains from York to Edinburgh take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 259 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Edinburgh.

Direct trains run between York and Edinburgh. We usually find around 37 direct trains on the route from York to Edinburgh every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 39 departures. And the duration is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart York around 06:34 and the last train is around 20:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 06:34, and the last at 20:53.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book York to Edinburgh train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from York to Edinburgh are £15.80.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £35 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £26. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains in the United Kingdom 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 York to Edinburgh by train.

Which trains operate between York and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast

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

Find journey information for Edinburgh to York

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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