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from Birmingham to York

You can get from Birmingham to York by train, bus or flight.

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27 Oct
£73Cross Country
£19National Express
28 Oct
£29Cross Country
29 Oct
£79Cross Country
£20National Express
30 Oct
£37Cross Country
1 Nov
£37Cross Country
£18National Express
2 Nov
£29Cross Country
£18National Express
5 Nov
£37Cross Country
6 Nov
£37Cross Country
8 Nov
£37Cross Country
£17National Express
9 Nov
£29Cross Country
£18National Express

Travel Information between Birmingham and York

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £37
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £37 • 2 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Travel 107 miles (172 km) by coach or train between Birmingham and York. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Birmingham to York.

Travel Tips

Travel from Birmingham to York
Travel 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 Birmingham to York.
What are my travel options from Birmingham to York?

There are 2 ways to travel to York from Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to York from Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to York, which costs on average £9.

This is compared to other ways of getting to York:

A coach is generally £28 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £37 from Birmingham to York.

What is the fastest way to York from Birmingham?

The fastest way to get to York from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 26 min.

There are alternative travel options to York that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Birmingham to York?

You should expect to travel around 107 miles (172 km) from Birmingham to York.

How many services a day are there from Birmingham to York?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to York is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Birmingham to York as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Birmingham to York, where do I depart from Birmingham and where do I arrive in York?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to York:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Birmingham, Coach Station to York, Train Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in York.
Which travel operators can get me from Birmingham to York?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to York, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to York by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Birmingham to York for £9.
  • Cross Country can take you to York by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Birmingham to York for £37.
Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to York?

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to York with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to York with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to York tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to York from Birmingham?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to York often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and York itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between York and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Birmingham and York online for the best deals?

When planning your trip to York from Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £9 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £37 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to York online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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