Edinburgh to Skipton by train

  • First train
    06:06
  • Last train
    22:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 15m
  • Distance
    234 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Skipton by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Skipton take around 3 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 234 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Skipton.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Skipton?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Skipton 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 22 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Skipton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Skipton is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:48 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:26, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Edinburgh to Skipton 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 Edinburgh to Skipton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Skipton?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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.