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Trains from Edinburgh to York

Running 15 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel in comfort from Edinburgh to York with CrossCountry and take full advantage of Advance tickets even on the day, up to 15 minutes before departure.

The train ride from Edinburgh to York takes 2 hours and 30 minutes and is easy on the eyes. Enjoy spectacular views as you ride along the Northumberland Coast before passing through lively Newcastle and historical Durham. York Train Station is centrally located, making it convenient for you to immediately start exploring this beautiful city and its attractions.

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CrossCountry Trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to York

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Travelling to York

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:06
  • Last CrossCountry train - 20:03

Travelling from Edinburgh to York

Full of culture, character and picturesque surroundings, York offers visitors a wealth of historical sights and cultural attractions to explore. Its cobbled streets and exquisite architecture ooze charm and millions of visitors visit the fascinating city each year. The iconic York Minister is one of its most prominent attractions and a journey to the city would be incomplete without visiting the famous York Dungeon.

Once you have arrived in York

Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in York

From York Station, many of the city’s top attractions can be reached in around 10-15 minutes. Much of the central part of the city is pedestrianised, ideal for exploring on foot. Buses can be found directly outside the front entrance on Station Road, and if you prefer a more direct route, you will find a taxi rank there too.

Shopping in York

Shopping in York is plentiful. Winding down the cobbled streets, stumbling across little boutiques and second-hand shops is a great way to spend an afternoon. Monks Cross Shopping Park houses all the high street favourites, as well as plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and drink between shops. If you’re looking for a bargain, take a bus to the York Designer Outlet where you will find a range of deals on brands.

Culture in York

York is a fascinating city that embraces its cultural roots, whilst offering its visitors a plethora of modern attractions to explore. Old meets new across the city, from the traditional venues such as The York Art Gallery, home to more than 600 years of art, to the contemporary York Barbican on Barbican Road. Trendy indie films are shown at York City Screen on Coney Street and modern Hollywood blockbusters can be seen at the Odeon Cinema. Ghost tours can also be enjoyed throughout the city after dark and the York Dungeon is perfect for anyone who loves a scare.

Spending time in York?

It’s easy to spend a day, a weekend or a week in York – read our Guide to York to find out everything you need to know about this charming city.


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