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.
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1 h 48 m
2 h 1 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||173 miles (279 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 48 min|
|Average train ticket price||£59 (€65)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||London 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in York.
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.
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