a VirtualTourist member from Sydney
Hi everybody, I'm going to York and Edinburgh for a holiday next month.
Our hotel in Edinburgh is close to Edinburgh Park Station, not the main Edinburgh Train Station. Is there an option to take a train from York to Edinburgh Park, and does it cost more or less?
www.nationalrail.co.uk will give you train times, details and fares for all UK trains.
If you select 'Edinburgh Park' from the drop-down kmenu you will see yopur options.
Basically, if you go from Edinburgh Park the journey is a bit longer, and has one change...at Edinburgh (Waverley). Whilst the journey from Edinburgh Park to Edinburgh Waverley only takes around 16 minutes, it adds around 30 minutes to the journey as there is a short time to wait between trains.
Fare is more or less the same. From 38 GBP single advance fare (purchase up to 6pm the night before at either station), from 76.20GBP advance return fare. It's well worth buying your ticket at either station a day or so before you intend to visit York, to take advantage of the cheaper fare (but be aware that they are restricted to certain trains.
Assume that the rates and timings are the same for the other way round, as OP wants to go from YORK to Edinburgh Park
Yes, indeed.....am still half-asleep from my holiday. :-(
The nationalrail website will give times, details and fares for either journey. And fares, times, changes etc will be the same in either direction.