Cheap train tickets from York to London

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£49

Average

£53

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 York to London will cost around £ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 49.

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08:00York2h06 10:06London Kings Cross
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£491One-way
09:25York2h13 11:38London Kings Cross
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£511One-way
08:58York1h54 10:52London Kings Cross
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£511One-way
10:31York2h08 12:39London Kings Cross
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£511One-way
09:58York1h58 11:56London Kings Cross
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£511One-way

Train schedule York to London

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08:00York2h06 10:06London Kings Cross
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08:58York1h54 10:52London Kings Cross
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09:25York2h13 11:38London Kings Cross
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09:58York1h58 11:56London Kings Cross
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10:31York2h08 12:39London Kings Cross
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10:54York1h47 12:41London Kings Cross
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Sun
22 May
£49London North Eastern Railway
£14Flixbus
Mon
23 May
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£7Flixbus
Tue
24 May
£63London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Wed
25 May
£33London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
26 May
£52London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Fri
27 May
£45London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sat
28 May
£33London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Sun
29 May
£38London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Mon
30 May
£45London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Tue
31 May
£39London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£31London North Eastern Railway
£20National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£21London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
3 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£21National Express
Sat
4 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£21National Express
Sun
5 Jun
£53London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
Mon
6 Jun
£38Grand Central Trains
£18National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£33London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£98London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
9 Jun
£42London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£30London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express

Fastest train times from York to London

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 47 m

Average

2 h 1 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

280 km

Of the 6 trains that leave York for London 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 2 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 47 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 13 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.

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10:54York1h47 12:41London Kings Cross
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£641One-way
08:58York1h54 10:52London Kings Cross
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£511One-way
09:58York1h58 11:56London Kings Cross
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£511One-way
08:00York2h06 10:06London Kings Cross
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£491One-way
10:31York2h08 12:39London Kings Cross
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£511One-way

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Overview: Train from York to London

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, Cross Country or East Midlands Railway

Trains from York to London cover the 173 miles (279 km) long route taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, Cross Country or East Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £47, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33. Travellers depart most frequently from York and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains York to London

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from York to London from £33 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

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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.

Looking to travel by train to London from York? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the York to London train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between York and London, you can expect to travel 173 miles (279 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains between York and London in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to London from York. Book that perfect York to London train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between York and London, 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 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

    Travel Tips: Trains from York to London

    Travel by train 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.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap trains from York to London cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between York and London for as little as £33  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average cost of a train from York to London?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to London from York is £47  one way.

    What is the distance from York to London by train?

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

    How many hours does it take from York to London by train?

    On average the train from York to London duration is 1 h 52 min  for the 173 miles (279 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the York to London train leave from? Which London train station do I come into from York?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from York   to London Victoria.

    Where do I find the York train station to London? Where is the London train station?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from York and need to travel around 0.5 miles (790 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this train station to the city centre.

    Which train providers can get me from York to London?

    For the best York to London train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains, Thameslink, Cross Country or East Midlands Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between York and London to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Can I buy a direct train from York to London?

    Yes, there are 25 direct trains between York and London per day with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

    How many trains are there from York to London a day?

    On average, there are 25 trains a day from York to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When does the first train depart from York to London? When does the last train depart from York to London?

    You can take the first train from York to London at 06: 37   or take the last train from York to London leaving at 22: 25. Look for the latest York London train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

    How early should I buy York to London train tickets to get the best deals?

    If you book York to London train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £47. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from York to London. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    York
    London
    The major railway station for departures from York is York. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at York for your trip between York and London.