There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to York by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to York

$35 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to York National Express

$19 - $25

4 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to York

$35 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to York 203.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York

$75 - $227

Fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to York

$88 - $267

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and York, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to York every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to York once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to York
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Derby to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to York?

The distance between Edinburgh and York is 260 km. The road distance is 326 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to York?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to York is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to York?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to York is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £27 - £100.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and York?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at York. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and York?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at York. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to York?

The train from Edinburgh to York takes 2 h 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.