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Travel Information between London and York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £20 • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £74 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 173 miles (279 km) by flight, coach or train from London to York. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Loganair, National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from London to York.

Travelling from London to York

There are two hundred or so miles between London and York. Taking the fast Virgin East Coast service is the best way to commute between the two cities.

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Quick Guide to York

Must Know: York is one of the easiest cities to navigate by foot, the city centre is quite small and all the main attractions are within walking distance.
Must See: Known as one of the world's most stunning cathedrals, every visitor should see York Minster.
Must Do: There are plenty of museums and walking tours that take place through the city, if visiting with children make sure to go to the Railway Museum - the largest in the world.
Did you know? York has the longest and best preserved city walls in England.

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Travelling from London to York

Trains

The Virgin East Coast service serves York. The service runs from King's Cross and into York station. It runs every half hour and takes approximately two hours. It is usually a direct service.

Plane

The nearest airport to York is at Leeds Bradford. The airlines which cover this service are British Airlines (partly operated by Stobart Air) and KLM. There is a flight every two hours and it can take five hours or so including waiting and travel times. In most cases the flight is direct, although some off-peak flights require a change.

Buses

There is no coach station as such in York, travellers wishing to use the National Express service start at the Victoria Coach station and arrive at the train station in York. The service is hourly. It takes an average of six hours and is generally cheaper than getting the train.

Travel Tips

Travel from London 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 London to York.
FAQs
How do I go from London to York?

There are 3 ways to travel from London to York including taking a flight, coach or train.

How far is it from London to York?

You should expect to travel around 173 miles (279 km) from London to York.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to York:

  • Coaches most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in York at York, Train Station.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in York at York.
Which travel companies can get me from London to York?

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

  • Travel with Loganair to go to York by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Loganair London to York tickets on Omio for £74.
  • Travel with National Express to go to York by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express London to York tickets on Omio for £29.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to York by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway London to York tickets on Omio for £20.
Is it possible to travel directly between London and York?

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

  • You can find direct trains to take to York with London North Eastern Railway.

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 buy tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to York?
Omio customers who travel from London to York often also extend their holiday to go to Manchester, Edinburgh or Leeds. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between York and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book London to York tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to York, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £74 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £29 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £20 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking London to York tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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

The cheapest way from London to York is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £20 compared to other travel options to York:

A train journey is usually £54 less than a journey to York by plane, which costs on average £74 for the same trip.

A train is generally £8 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £29 from London to York.

What is the fastest way to get from London to York?

The fastest way to get to York from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to York by train can take on average 1 h 45 min.

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Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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