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You can get from London to York by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||173 miles (279 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£20 - £74|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £20 • 1 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £74 • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Loganair, 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.
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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|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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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.
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.
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.
There are 3 ways to travel from London to York including taking a flight, coach or train.
You should expect to travel around 173 miles (279 km) from London to York.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from London to York with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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