How to get from York to London

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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 15 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:05York5h35 16:40London
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15:25York6h25 21:50London
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08:32York2h09 10:41London Kings Cross
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08:13York2h09 10:22London Kings Cross
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11:55York6h10 18:05London
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Travel Information between York and London

distanceDistance173 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£28 - £78
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £28 • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £78 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Grand Central Trains

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 173 miles to London from 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £28. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Grand Central Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from York to London.

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.

There are 4 ways to travel between York and London including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from York to London, which costs on average £28.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A coach journey is usually £49 less than a journey to London by plane, which costs on average £78 for the same trip.

A coach is £29 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from York to London costing on average £58.

The quickest way to travel to London from York is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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

London is approximately 173 miles away from York.

The average frequency per day from York to London is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • 37 trains a day.

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

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

  • Trains mostly depart from York and arrive in London Victoria.

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to London by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express York to London tickets on Omio for £28.
  • Travel with British Airways to go to London by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways York to London tickets on Omio for £78.
  • Travel with Grand Central Trains to go to London by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Grand Central Trains York to London tickets on Omio for £58.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to London with National Express with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can check for a direct flight to London with British Airways with direct flights per day.
  • You can find 37 direct trains per day to London with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway.

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

Many of our customers travelling from York to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your York and London trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from York to London, 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 coach ticket for this route is on average £28 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £78 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £58 one way on average for this journey.

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.

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