The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to York will cost around $ 80 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 22.
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1 h 51 m
2 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave London for York every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 280 km distance in an average of 2 h 1 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 51 m .
The slowest train will take 2 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 6 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$52|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||York|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central Trains|
An important city of northern England since Roman times, York has a close connection with railway history and hosts the National Rail Museum. Rail links with the capital are frequent and direct, seven days a week. Visitors can take daily direct London to York train services with a choice of operators on the East Coast Main Line. Journey times are just under two hours for the fastest services, with departures from early morning to late evening.
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operates most of the direct London to York train services. Grand Central also provides some daily direct trains from London King's Cross to York on the East Coast Main Line.
The fastest connections on the 211 mile journey north from London to York are some LNER departures from King's Cross, taking one hour and 48 minutes to reach the northern city. Most LNER and Grand Central connections on this route take up to 25 minutes longer, although some evening stopping services can take around two hours and 40 minutes to complete the trip to York.
LNER's daily timetable offers London to York train connections every half hour from early morning to mid evening, then an hourly service until the final departure from King's Cross at 11:00 p.m. Grand Central provides five daily direct London to York trains, with morning, afternoon and evening departure times. Sunday services are reduced, with no early morning connections to York.
Departure train station:London King's Cross Station is on the northern side of central London, connected by six lines on the Underground network and city bus routes stopping on Euston Road. The station concourse has restaurants, supermarkets, the Harry Potter gift store, a pharmacy, news vendors, WiFi and taxi stands.
Arrival train station:York Station is located west of the city center, with bus routes across the city available from stops on Station Road by the main entrance. Passenger facilities at the station include cycle rental, free WiFi, a pub, bakery, coffee shop, burger bar, car rental desk, newsvendor and taxi stands.