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Edinburgh to Whitby by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    22:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 6m
  • Distance
    231 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    12
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Whitby by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Whitby take around 4 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 231 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Whitby.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Whitby?

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

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Whitby every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Edinburgh to Whitby train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Whitby is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:05, and the last at 21:00.

When to book Edinburgh to Whitby 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 Whitby by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Whitby?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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

Whitby to Edinburgh by train

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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.