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Cheap train tickets from London to York

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to York is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:062h24
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:30York station (YRK)
£491One-way
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
08:261h56
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:22York station (YRK)
£761One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:001h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:51York station (YRK)
£1191One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h02
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:32York station (YRK)
£1191One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:001h49
London Kings Cross (KGX)
09:49York station (YRK)
£1271One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to York

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
London North Eastern Railway
08:001h49
London Kings Cross (KGX)
09:49York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:032h14
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:17York station (YRK)
1 change
Grand Central Trains
08:261h56
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:22York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h02
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:32York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:001h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:51York station (YRK)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:062h24
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:30York station (YRK)
0 changes

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Train times from London to York

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 49 m

Average

2 h 2 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

280 km

Of the 6 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.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
08:001h49
London Kings Cross (KGX)
09:49York station (YRK)
£1271One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:001h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:51York station (YRK)
£1191One-way
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
08:261h56
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:22York station (YRK)
£761One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h02
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:32York station (YRK)
£1191One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:032h14
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:17York station (YRK)
£1271One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London to York

distanceDistance173 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink

Trains from London to York cover the 173 miles long route taking on average 1 h 46 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £60, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in York.

Train companies: East Coast, Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry trains London to York

East Coast, Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry trains will get you between London and York from £31. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Grand Central Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Grand Central Trains offers a range of services, including express, semi-fast and stopping services. Express services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to three hours. Semi-fast services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to four hours. Stopping services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to five hours. Grand Central Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Standard tickets are the most economical option, while First Class tickets offer more comfort and space. Advance tickets are available for purchase up to 12 weeks in advance and offer the best value for money. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Grand Central Trains are London to Bradford, London to Sunderland, London to York and London to Wakefield.

London to York train information with Grand Central Trains:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 46 min
  • Cheapest Price: £40
  • Grand Central Trains frequency: 3 a day

Trains from London to York

There are multiple trains an hour running from London to York, starting at around 6:15 a.m. and finishing at around 11:00 p.m. There are usually around two trips per hour, roughly 30min apart. The trips usually take between around 1h 30min and 2h 30min.

London to York Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains to York from London run roughly twice an hour from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. After that trains run once an hour from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. trains usually run roughly 30min apart. Occasionally there is a third train running during the hour, such as at 4:48 p.m. and 6:48 p.m. The first train from London to York departs at around 6:15 a.m. and the last train departs at around 11:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from London to York?

The journey from London to York usually takes between 1h 30min and 2h 30min, depending on the journey you choose. These trips usually don't include any changes so even on longer trips you stay on the same train the whole time. Remember to factor in the time it will take to get to the departure station and from the arrival station to your final destination in York.

New York Street Old Town Cathedral. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: The main departure station is London King's Cross Station. It is roughly 13min from London's city centre by car and roughly 21min by public transport. The station has multiple ATMs available on the concourse. In addition to toilets and baby changing facilities throughout the station, there are also showers near the entrance to platforms nine to eleven. You can find trolleys for your luggage by the entrances to platforms one through nine.

Arrival train station: The arrival station is usually the York Railway Station. It takes around 15min to reach the city centre by walking from the station and roughly 7min driving from the station. There are places to get food at the station when you've arrived as well as ATM machines located throughout the station. It also has step free access to all its platforms and there are wheelchairs available if needed.

Which train companies travel from London to York?

There are three train companies travelling from London to York. London North Eastern Railway operates the majority of the trains, particularly those running later at night. Hull Trains operates a few trains each day and Grand Central operates around four trains each day. London North Eastern Railway and Grand Central Trains tend to take roughly the same amount of time to reach their destination, while Hull Trains tend to take a bit longer and include a change. All providers have a first-class option.

London North Eastern Railway trains from London to York

London North Eastern Railway trains run from London to York between 6:15 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. They usually have two trains running per hour, occasionally three, particularly during peak travel times. The trains usually take between 1h 30min and 2h to reach their destination without any changes.

Grand Central trains from London to York

Trains run by Grand Central between London and York usually run around four times each day. One in the morning at around 11:30 a.m., one at around 12:30 p.m., one in the afternoon at around 4:45 p.m. and one in the evening at around 7:30 p.m. They usually take around 1h 50min to reach York from London and have no changes.

Hull Trains trains from London to York

There is usually one train from Hull Trains travelling to York from London. It is usually a late train, departing at around 8:30 p.m. It usually takes around 2h 45min to reach York with one change at Selby Station with a roughly 10min changeover.

Train London to York: Services on Board

All the providers of trains to York from London have first-class options on their trains. First Class may include complimentary food and drink, wider seats with extra legroom, as well as tables at your seat. They all usually offer food that can be ordered at a service counter or delivered to your seat directly. The food ranges from snacks like chips to meals like a range of sandwiches. They also all offer both hot and cold drinks, including alcoholic drinks. All providers have free Wi-Fi onboard.

London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central and Hull Trains all allow you to bring bicycles on their trains so long as you book a spot for them ahead of time. Grand Central considers foldable bikes the same as normal luggage and they can be brought onboard without a reservation. Spaces may be subject to availability. Hull Trains have at seat technology with both pin plug and USB sockets available at your seat so you can easily keep your phone or laptop charged. They also provide kids packs to help keep younger travellers entertained throughout the journey. Grand Central trains allow three items of luggage with any ticket, which can be two large items and one small item. London North Eastern Railway and Hull Trains allow one large item and two smaller items.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to York?

Tickets from London to York for journey's in the evening tend to be cheaper than those in the morning and middle of the day. Booking ahead of time often helps you find a cheaper ticket, though bear in mind that some train companies don't open tickets until close to the departure date. If you can be flexible in your travel arrangements you may be able to find cheaper tickets on a particular day that is less popular. Prices are similar across the different providers and differ mostly on departure time, though Grand Central tends to be the cheapest and Hull Trains tends to be the most expensive. On certain trips, First Class, extra luggage and flexible tickets that can be used on different journeys may all cost extra.

York River Park. Source: Shutterstock

To York by train—travel tips

With plenty to do and see for kids and adults alike, York is a beautiful city full of life and history. The National Railway Museum could be especially interesting to visit after travelling to the city by train. It can be reached from the city centre by a dedicated shuttle bus and has a wide array of exhibitions showcasing the history and engineering of England's train services.

The Shambles is one of York's most interesting attractions. A street dating as far back as medieval times, it has a wide array of specialised shops, perfect for getting unique gifts. Consider visiting the York Maze theme park for a fun-filled day out with plenty of rides, attractions and the largest maize maze in Europe. You can grab a quick and satisfying meal at The Taylor Made Kitchen for some classic British street food or sit down at one of the city's many Italian restaurants noted for their authenticity and charm. A city full of history there are many walking tours available, in particular, The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York is a highly rated, entertaining tour for those interested in the city's supernatural history.

FAQs: London to York train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to York easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to York.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to York can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to York is £60; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between London and York is on average 1 h 46 min   for the 173 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to York from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to York leaves at 07: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to York leaves at 23: 00.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from London to York with East Coast or Grand Central Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to York. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London to York.
When taking a train from London to York, you can count on East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink for the best way to get you to York. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to York from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 00.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at York, located 0.5 miles (787 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to York from London is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 46 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to York is March.
You have options as you can travel to York from London 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and York

London
York
The major railway station for departures from London is London Waterloo. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Waterloo for your trip from London to York.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
The major train station for arrivals in York is York. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at York for your trip to York from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 800 200 6060
Public transport options for York
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at Bus Stand E outside the Principal Hotel

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