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Cheap train tickets from York to London

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Cheapest

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

Grand Central Trains
08:221h52
York
10:14London
£451One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
18:022h21
York
20:23London
£541One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:382h00
York
09:38London
£551One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:332h05
York
15:38London
£601One-way
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
19:021h56
York
20:58London
£731One-way
0 changes

Train timetableYork to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 April
Grand Central Trains
08:221h52
York
10:14London
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Cross Country
10:443h24
York
14:08London
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Cross Country
08:443h25
York
12:09London
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
19:021h56
York
20:58London
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:382h00
York
09:38London
0 changes

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Train times from York to London

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 52 m

Average

2 h 37 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

280 km

Of the 10 trains that leave York for London every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Grand Central Trains
08:221h52
York
10:14London
£451One-way
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
19:021h56
York
20:58London
£731One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:382h00
York
09:38London
£551One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:332h05
York
15:38London
£601One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:022h21
York
12:23London
£731One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from York to London

distanceDistance173 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£65 (€73)
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 York to London cover the 173 miles long journey 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £65. Travellers depart most frequently from York and arrive in London Euston.

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

East Coast, Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry trains will get you between York and London from £32. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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

York to London train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 1 min
  • Cheapest Price: £296

Trains from York to London

On any given weekday, there are about 40 trains from York to London. Around three trains depart every hour, on average, with the earliest around 4:30 and the latest around 22:30. Weekend trains can be less frequent, but you’ve still got at least 20 journeys departing per day. The fastest direct journey is about 1h 45min, and most direct journeys take around 2h or so.

York to London Train Time: Daily Departures

Though exact timings of York to London departures differ each day, you’ve usually got about three trains leaving every hour. On weekdays, you can catch a train from as early as roughly 04:30 and hop on the last one around 22:30. On Saturdays and Sundays, services can be limited to one or two departures every hour, but there’s usually regular service between 08:00 and 20:00. You may find more indirect journeys take place on the weekend, with a higher overall duration.

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

The quickest train journey from York to London takes about 1h 45min. Most direct trips, however, take about 2 hours. If taking an indirect journey, this can involve a waiting time of up to several hours, in intermediate stations like Doncaster or Derby. If booking a late-night journey with a transfer, make sure you check alternative connections, should your train experience any delay.

Trains from York to London: cathedral in York. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: You should be departing from York’s main train station, York Station. It’s close to the city centre, about a 15min walk away from Shambles Market and around 10min by bus from the York Castle Museum. At the station, you can access public Wifi, toilets and baby-changing rooms, bike storage and a car park. The station is step free, and you can access wheelchairs and an induction loop if you need.

Arrival train station: London King’s Cross Station will be your arrival point. From there, you can easily access Central London locations. For example, the British Museum is an approximately 20min walk away, while Piccadilly Circus is about 11min away on the Underground. King’s Cross Station is also a short walk away from St Pancras International Station, which connects you to destinations like Brussels or Paris. At the station, you’ve got a large variety of shops, restaurants and facilities, including free Wifi, showers and toilets, baby-changing rooms, car hire and bike hire. King’s Cross Station is step free, and you can access induction loops and wheelchairs.

Which train companies travel from York to London?

The main company operating trains between York and London is London North Eastern Railway (LNER), which runs both direct and indirect journeys. Great Central operates around five journeys per day, which tend to be faster than LNER ones. CrossCountry runs a small number of York to London trains on the weekend, but its journeys usually require a change and take longer than LNER or Great Central trips.

Night trains York

The latest train you can catch from York to London leaves around 22:30, though this journey doesn’t always operate on weekends. This is typically a direct journey, lasting about 2h 50min, so you’re due to arrive at London King’s Cross around 01:00 the following morning. On Saturdays and Sundays, trains from York to London tend to stop running around 20:00-21:00. On occasion, there’s an indirect journey leaving York around 03:00, totalling about 6h 30min, including a 2h wait in Leeds.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains from York to London

LNER operates about 30 trains a day from York to London on weekdays and about 20 a day, on average, on weekends. Many LNER trains are direct, and at least two renerally run every hour, between 06:00 and 22:30. The quickest journey duration on LNER is about 1h 50min.

Grand Central trains from York to London

Grand Central operates fewer journeys from York to London than LNER, but they tend to be quicker, on average. The company runs about five journeys a day, and the quickest trip is around 1h 45min. There’s usually one Grand Central train departing every 2h or so.

Trains from York to London: Sustainability travel

Travelling by train is an excellent alternative to driving, as it involves a lower amount of emissions. To improve your carbon footprint further, you can try cycling to York Railway Station, which has bicycle storage facilities, or consider using public transport, such as buses and the Underground, when travelling to and from the train stations.

Train York to London: Services on Board

On LNER trains, you can travel standard or first class. Passengers can bring on board a large suitcase, a carry-on item and a handbag. You can store your bike on the train, but you must reserve the space in advance. Up to two pets are allowed per passenger, but only if they’re on a lead or in a pet carrier. Additionally, there are multiple services that can be booked for accessibility needs, including support on platforms and on trains, wheelchair and mobility scooter storage, access ramps and accessible toilets. If travelling with Grand Central, you must reserve your bike storage 24 hours in advance, and you are allowed two suitcases and a handbag on board. There’s also designated buggy and pram storage space on the train. Passengers with disabilities can be assisted by Grand Central staff on and off the train and during changeovers, and there is also ramp access and wheelchair space on board.

How to find cheap train tickets from York to London

With so many departure times and train companies on this route, your best chance at getting a good deal is to book well in advance and stay flexible with your date and time. Try to avoid commute times if possible, and be prepared to change at an intermediate stop if this benefits your budget. You can also pick one of the slower journeys, if it’s cheaper on the day. There are more ways to save and enjoy your travels in our magazine, The Window Seat.

Trains from York to London: river and the city of London. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train—travel tips

London has something for every taste. Firstly, it’s the capital of theatre, so get yourself a West End ticket and enjoy the newest musical or award-winning play. Then, you’ve got some of the world’s finest exhibits in its museums: start at the British Museum in Central London and make your way to South Kensington, where you’ve got the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can also visit parts of the royal family's home, Buckingham Palace, or take a short train journey to the outskirts to explore Windsor Castle. Should you get tired of the culture, you can enjoy one of London’s expansive green spaces, for instance Hyde Park, St James’ Park or Hampstead Heath. An international city to its core, London is home to an astonishing number of cuisines, from Middle Eastern to South Asian to various European specialties; a great way to try them out is to attend a local food market, such as Borough Market, outside London Bridge Station

  • Richmond Park in South West London
  • A panoramic view from Primrose Hill
  • The London Dungeon at London Bridge
  • A stroll on the Southbank
  • Offline shopping on Oxford Street
  • Portobello Market near Notting Hill
  • Exploring Brick Lane in East London

FAQs: York to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from York to London 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 York to London.
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Cheap train tickets from York to London can start from as little as £32 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for York to London is £65; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the York to London train travel time is 1 h 46 min   for the 173 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from York to London leaves at 04: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from York to London leaves at 22: 23.
There are 25 trains a day from York to London which require at least one change with East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from York to London.
For the journey from York to London you can take a train with East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to London from York on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 23.

Passengers board the train most frequently from York, which is located around 0.5 miles (787 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Euston, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from York to London is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from York to London including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in York and London

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London
York is the most popular York railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in York for your journey to London.
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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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