The cheapest trains from London to York

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Cheapest

£65

Average

£92

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to York will cost around £ 92 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 65.

Cheapest
09:30London Kings Cross2h02 11:32York
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£651One-way
Cheapest
09:06London Kings Cross2h24 11:30York
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£651One-way
08:30London Kings Cross2h01 10:31York
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£981One-way
08:00London Kings Cross1h48 09:48York
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£1161One-way
09:00London Kings Cross1h51 10:51York
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£1161One-way

Timetable London to York

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08:00London Kings Cross1h48 09:48York
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08:30London Kings Cross2h01 10:31York
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09:00London Kings Cross1h51 10:51York
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09:06London Kings Cross2h24 11:30York
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09:30London Kings Cross2h02 11:32York
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Wed
22 Sep
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£121Loganair
Thu
23 Sep
£65London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
£121Loganair
Fri
24 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus
£121Loganair
Sat
25 Sep
£45London North Eastern Railway
£7Flixbus
£121Loganair
Sun
26 Sep
£53London North Eastern Railway
£16Megabus
£121Loganair
Mon
27 Sep
£62Grand Central Trains
£13Megabus
£121Loganair
Tue
28 Sep
£65London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£89Loganair
Wed
29 Sep
£66London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£121Loganair
Thu
30 Sep
£65London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
£121Loganair
Fri
1 Oct
£53London North Eastern Railway
£11Flixbus
£89Loganair
Sat
2 Oct
£39London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus
£89Loganair
Sun
3 Oct
£45London North Eastern Railway
£7Flixbus
£89Loganair
Mon
4 Oct
£39Grand Central Trains
£17National Express
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Tue
5 Oct
£65London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£89Loganair
Wed
6 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£89Loganair
Thu
7 Oct
£45London North Eastern Railway
£5Flixbus
£89Loganair
Fri
8 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus
£90Loganair
Sat
9 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus
£89Loganair
Sun
10 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£11Flixbus
£89Loganair
Mon
11 Oct
£27London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
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Tue
12 Oct
£33London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£89Loganair

The fastest trains from London to York

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Fastest Journey

1 h 48 m

Average

2 h 1 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

280 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for York every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 280 km distance in an average of 2 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 48 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:00London Kings Cross1h48 09:48York
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£1161One-way
09:00London Kings Cross1h51 10:51York
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£1161One-way
08:30London Kings Cross2h01 10:31York
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£981One-way
09:30London Kings Cross2h02 11:32York
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£651One-way
09:06London Kings Cross2h24 11:30York
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£651One-way

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Train Information between London and York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains

Trains from London to York cover the 173 miles (279 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 48 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £59, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in York.

Trains from London and York

A regular and frequent train service operates between London and York, with trains departing London Kings Cross not long after 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, and the last direct train of the day leaving London at approximately 11:00 p.m.  Most services are direct, and the fastest journey times are less than two hours. There are two to three trains between London and York per hour throughout peak times of the day.

Which train companies travel from London to York?

Services from London to York are operated by First Hull Trains, Grand Central Trains, and London North Eastern Railway (LNER). The LNER service provides most trains, and around three trains leave Kings Cross every hour.

How long is the train journey from London to York?

Most train services from London to York are direct, and journeys can take just under 1 hour 50 minutes. The distance from London to York is just over 208 miles, so this high-speed service is the ideal solution for travellers wanting to avoid traffic congestion and relax throughout the journey.

How many trains are there from London to York?

On average week days there are approximately 39 trains between London and York, and only a couple of these require changes. Weekend travel may mean journeys are a little longer, and the first train from London to York on Sundays leaves Kings Cross Station at later time than in the week. A frequent service does still operate between London and York at weekends, with approximately 33 trains per day.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to York?

Departure train station: King Cross is the departure station for trains travelling from London to York and is well served by London public transport networks, including London Underground, buses, and taxis. There is cycle parking available on some platforms, and the closest car park is at St Pancras, which is just opposite Kings Cross. A vibrant shopping mall at Kings Cross is home to a number of retailers, including Boots, Costa, and Pandora. A range of restaurants and fast food outlets can also be found at the station. Kings Cross has good disabled access and passengers can also arrange assistance by booking 24 hours in advance.

Arrival train station: York railway station is located on Station Road in the centre of town, making it easy for most passengers to walk into the city centre.  Station facilities include trolleys, refreshments, ATMs, and shops.

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Trains from London to York
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to York from London cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to York from London for the next 7 days starting from £45  one way.
How much is a train ticket from London to York?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to York train to cost on average £59  one way.
How far is it from London to York by train?
The train distance from London to York is around 173 miles (279 km).
How long does it take from London to York by train?
The London to York train duration is on average 1 h 48 min, which is to be expected when travelling 173 miles (279 km) from London to York. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from London to York do I depart from? Which York train station from London do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in York.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the York train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, York, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of York.

Which train companies can get me from London to York?
If you're looking for trains from London to York, you can rely on London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains to get you to York. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to York route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from London to York?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day to York from London, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services per day are there to York from London?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from London to York. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from London to York? When is the last train from London to York?
The earliest train for this route departs from London at 07: 00. The last train leaves from London at 08: 30. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from London to York and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket between London and York to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from London to York within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £59 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between London and York are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
York
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176