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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to York by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to York

$35 - $130

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Bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

$25 - $58

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to York 203.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$74 - $221

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to York is to bus which costs £19 - £45 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to York is to train which costs £27 - £100 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to York. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at York, Blossom Street via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at York. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and York is 162 miles. The road distance is 203.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to York without a car is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £27 - £100.

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The train from Edinburgh to York takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to York bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to York train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to York is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £27 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £45 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to York.
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  • Distance: 162.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to York hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. CrossCountry also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to York twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
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 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Edinburgh to York bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Edinburgh to York train services, operated by LNER, arrive at York station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to York is 204 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Edinburgh to York.

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Flybe and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 648+ hotels available in York. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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