Cheap train tickets from London to York

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

£38

Average

£74

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 £ 74 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 38.

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09:50London Kings Cross1h51 11:41York
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£381One-way
09:22London Kings Cross1h57 11:19York
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£481One-way
09:00London Kings Cross1h48 10:48York
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£561One-way
10:00London Kings Cross1h48 11:48York
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£691One-way
08:48London Kings Cross1h45 10:33York
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£901One-way

Train schedule London to York

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08:48London Kings Cross1h45 10:33York
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09:00London Kings Cross1h48 10:48York
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09:22London Kings Cross1h57 11:19York
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09:30London Kings Cross2h02 11:32York
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09:50London Kings Cross1h51 11:41York
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10:00London Kings Cross1h48 11:48York
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29 May
£35Grand Central Trains
£25National Express
Mon
30 May
£64Grand Central Trains
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Tue
31 May
£38Grand Central Trains
£20National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£53Grand Central Trains
£20National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£32Grand Central Trains
£21National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£32Grand Central Trains
£21National Express
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4 Jun
£22London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
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5 Jun
£49Grand Central Trains
£19National Express
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6 Jun
£42Grand Central Trains
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7 Jun
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£19National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£28Grand Central Trains
£18National Express
Thu
9 Jun
£25Grand Central Trains
£18National Express
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10 Jun
£28Grand Central Trains
£19National Express
Sat
11 Jun
£30London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
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12 Jun
£31London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Mon
13 Jun
£25Grand Central Trains
£19National Express
Tue
14 Jun
£20Grand Central Trains
£18National Express
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15 Jun
£25Grand Central Trains
£18National Express
Thu
16 Jun
£25Grand Central Trains
£19National Express
Fri
17 Jun
£25Grand Central Trains
£19National Express

Fastest train times from London to York

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 45 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

280 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for York every day 6 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 1 h 51 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 45 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 2 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
08:48London Kings Cross1h45 10:33York
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£901One-way
09:00London Kings Cross1h48 10:48York
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£561One-way
10:00London Kings Cross1h48 11:48York
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£691One-way
09:50London Kings Cross1h51 11:41York
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£381One-way
09:22London Kings Cross1h57 11:19York
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£481One-way

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Overview: Train from London to York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGrand Central Trains, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from London to York cover the 173 miles (279 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £46. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in York.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains London to York

Find the best trains from London to York with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £32. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to York from London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip from London to York with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from London to York as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry London to York train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between London and York on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 173 miles (279 km) route to York from London with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

    When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between London and York, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from London to York

    Travel by train 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

    How much does a cheap train between London and York cost?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and York for the next 7 days starting from £32  one way.

    What is the average price of train tickets to York from London?

    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to York train to cost on average £46  one way.

    What is the distance by train from London to York?

    The train distance from London to York is around 173 miles (279 km).

    How long is the train to York from London?

    While the time it takes to travel 173 miles (279 km) from London to York can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to York is on average 1 h 45 min.

    When travelling by train from London to York, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in York do I arrive in?

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

    Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in York located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.

    The most popular arrival train station, York, is located 0.5 miles (790 m) away from the city centre of York.

    Which train providers can take me to York from London?

    When taking a train from London to York, you can count on Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country 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.

    Are there any direct trains between London and York?

    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to York, 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 are there between London and York a day?

    The average number of trains departing London for York is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What time is the earliest train from London to York? What time is the last train from London to York?

    The first train from London to York leaves at 05: 15   and the last train for this leaves at 23: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from London to York times to help you book the best departure time for this route.

    When should I purchase London York train tickets to score the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from London to York within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £46 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to York a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    York
    The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip between London and York.
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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    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
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    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139