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from York to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from York to London on 21 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:13York2h09 10:22London Kings Cross
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£391One-way
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08:13York2h09 10:22London Kings Cross
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£391One-way
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08:01York2h02 10:03London Kings Cross
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£491One-way
08:22York1h52 10:14London Kings Cross
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£621One-way
09:33York2h06 11:39London Kings Cross
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£651One-way

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Fri
21 Jan
£45London North Eastern Railway
£7Flixbus
£95British Airways
Sat
22 Jan
£33London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus
£120British Airways
Sun
23 Jan
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£8Flixbus
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Mon
24 Jan
£53London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
£104Loganair
Tue
25 Jan
£45London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
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Wed
26 Jan
£39London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
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Thu
27 Jan
£139London North Eastern Railway
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Fri
28 Jan
£33London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus
£93Loganair
Sat
29 Jan
£21London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
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Sun
30 Jan
£33London North Eastern Railway
£7Flixbus
£94Loganair
Mon
31 Jan
£39London North Eastern Railway
£6Flixbus
£89Loganair
Tue
1 Feb
£45London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£99Loganair
Wed
2 Feb
£39London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
3 Feb
£45London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£63British Airways
Fri
4 Feb
£25Grand Central Trains
£8Flixbus
£89Loganair
Sat
5 Feb
£33London North Eastern Railway
£5Flixbus
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Sun
6 Feb
£33London North Eastern Railway
£5Flixbus
£89Loganair
Mon
7 Feb
£36Grand Central Trains
£16National Express
£87Loganair
Tue
8 Feb
£25Grand Central Trains
£17National Express
£89Loganair
Wed
9 Feb
£25Grand Central Trains
£17National Express
£89Loganair

Travel Information to London from York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £97
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £97 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 173 miles (279 km) between York and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from York to London.

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Travel from York to London: Journey Details

York and London are just over 336 kilometers apart and travelers in the UK can make the journey easily by train, bus, or airplane. Trains depart regularly from York Rail Station and take just over 2 hours to reach London Kings Cross. Coaches also depart from the station and are an affordable alternative to trains.

Return trips fromLondon to York are also available.

Coaches from York to London

Coaches from York to London run at almost hourly intervals every day. The route is operated by National Express. Passengers board the local service at York station and change to National Express coaches at Leeds. Coaches depart from early morning and an overnight service is available. The journey from York to London Victoria Coach Station takes just under 6 hours.

Trains from York to London

Trains from York to London are the easiest and most convenient way to travel between the two cities. Trains depart from York Railway Station in the city center and terminate at London Kings Cross Station. There are at least two trains per hour every day and the service is operated by Virgin East Coast with additional trains provided by Grand Central. The service runs from early morning until well into the evening.

Flights from York to London

British Airways offer direct flights from York to London which take approximately 4 hours top arrive in London. Flybe also offers indirect flights from York to London.

Travel Tips: Travel from York to London

Travel 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 do you get from York to London?

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

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from York to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £13.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is generally £85 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £97 from York to London.

A coach is £60 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from York to London costing on average £72.

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

The fastest way from York to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to London from York can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 47 min   of travel time.

How far is it from York to London?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from York to London?

The average frequency per day from York to London is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between York and London as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in York and in London?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from York, Train Station to London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Most travellers board their train from York and arrive in London Victoria.

Who can get me from York to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from York to London:

  • You can travel by coach to London from York with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus York to London tickets for £13 on Omio.
  • You can travel to London from York by flight with Loganair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £97 with Loganair from York to London.
  • You can go to London from York by train with London North Eastern Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £72 with London North Eastern Railway from York to London on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from York to London?

Yes, there are direct services available between York and London with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by train with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between York and London.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to London from York?

Many of our customers who book a trip from York to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your York and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my York to London ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £13 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £97 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £72 one way on average for this route.

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