Grand Central Trains: Tickets, Timetables and Facilities

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Grand Central Trains offer free WiFi for all customers on board their trains, this can be done by signing up once on the train. There are refreshment carts on most services along with air conditioning, luggage compartments and optional seat reservations. Grand Central Trains also allow for bicycles.

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Grand Central Trains
08:261h56
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:22York station (YRK)
£761One-way
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Grand Central Trains

Grand Central Trains is an open access train operator - not dependent on subsidy from the Department of Transportation - that has been in operation since 2007. It is now a subsidy of Arriva Trains UK, and offers services to cities in Yorkshire, the North East, and along the Durham Coastline, linking them with London. Grand Central runs two types of trains - Class 180 and HST, for the shorter and longer distances. They vary in their layout and seating plans.

 

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Grand Central, York

Find a PDF version of all Grand Central times here.

Grand Central Trains Stations and Destinations

Grand Central offers 5 daily services between Sunderland and King’s Cross, calling at Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, and York. Four daily services between Bradford Interchange and King’s Cross are offered per day, calling at Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Wakefield Kirkgate, Pontefract Monkhill, and Doncaster.

Grand Central Trains Services

Services on board are divided up into two main classes: Standard and First class. First Class offers more leg room, as well as wide reclining seats to relax in. Included in your ticket are also light refreshments and a newspaper. In Standard Class, passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi services, as well as a trolley carting around coffee and tea at a small price. Trains coming from King's Cross to Sunderland have accessible and standard toilets, boarding ramps, priority seating, auditory information, and staff available for assistance.

Popular Grand Central Trains routes

York to London train

from £22
Direct trains available
1h46 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Grand Central Trains
  • Cross Country
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • Thameslink

London to York train

from £32
Direct trains available
1h46 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Grand Central Trains
  • Cross Country
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • Thameslink

Doncaster to London train

from £18
Direct trains available
1h34 average duration
22trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Grand Central Trains
  • Hull Trains
  • East Midlands Railway

Sunderland to London train

from £43
Direct trains available
3h17 average duration
6trains per day
Served by
  • Grand Central Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Lumo
  • Cross Country

Bradford to London train

from £28
Direct trains available
2h26 average duration
17trains per day
Served by
  • Grand Central Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • Northern Rail

London Kings Cross (KGX) to York station (YRK) train

from £30
Direct trains available
1h47 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Grand Central Trains
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Hull Trains

London to Middlesbrough train

from £44
Direct trains available
2h51 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Grand Central Trains
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Hull Trains
  • Thameslink
  • Lumo

Wakefield to London train

from £25
Direct trains available
1h46 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Grand Central Trains
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Hull Trains

London to Sunderland train

from £36
Direct trains available
3h12 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Grand Central Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Lumo
  • Cross Country
  • East Midlands Railway

London to Bradford train

from £31
Direct trains available
2h36 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Grand Central Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Northern Rail

Grand Central Trains destinations

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Grand Central Trains Tickets

There are four main types of tickets available: Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak. Passengers have the additional option of choosing weekend upgrades to First Class while frequent travellers can get a Carnet package of 10 tickets at a discounted price. Other discounts available include the option of booking in large groups and acquiring one of the numerous railcards on offer that will grant passengers 1/3 off the total price of their journey.

  • Advance tickets - can be booked up until one day before travel and both Advance and Anytime give the options to travel in either class.
  • Off-Peak Ticket - These tickets are more limited as travellers can only travel during certain times of the day, but are usually considerably cheaper than the Anytime tickets. The type of train does not affect the ticket, only the time of day. Travellers should check with Grand Central Trains, or at the station, that they are travelling with the right ticket before starting their journey.
  • Super Off-Peak Ticket- These tickets hold the most restrictions, with a smaller window of when travellers can travel during the day. These tickets normally cannot be used to travel during general rush-hour times, but are the cheapest ticket to purchase.
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