The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to York will cost around $ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 97.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
1 h 48 m
2 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains 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 trains cover the 280 km distance in an average of 2 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 48 m .
The slowest trains 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.
|Distance||173 miles (279 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||$77 (€62)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains|
Trains from London to York cover the 173 miles (279 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $77 (€62), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $54 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in York.
There are frequent and direct trains from London to York every day of the week. Most trains take one hour and 54 minutes to two hours and 24 minutes to make the 197 mile (317 km) journey between these UK cities. Travelers can choose from over 140 weekly trains scheduled for departure from the early morning to the nighttime. There are also indirect trains that run overnight for passengers looking to arrive to York in the early hours. Trains are operated by Cross Country, East Midlands, and London North Eastern Railway.
There are over 20 daily London to York trains. The first departure of the day is typically around 6:00 a.m., and the earliest trains are all direct. The last departure from London to York is around 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 p.m. on weekends. The departure schedule does not vary greatly across weekdays and weekends.
The direct train from London to York is one hour and 54 minutes to two hours and 24 minutes. Indirect trains during the day take around three hours, while indirect overnight trains take between eight hours and 30 minutes, and nine hours and 40 minutes. Indirect trains change once along the way in Chesterfield or Bedford.
Departure train station: Trains depart King's Cross or St. Pancras Station in London. King's Cross is located just over two miles (just under three and a half km) from London city center and travelers can reach the station with a 12 minute ride on the Thameslink train or local bus network. The station has shops, dining amenities and services such as ATMs, luggage storage and restrooms. St Pancras Station is also around two miles (three and a half km) north of London, and travelers can take the Thameslink train there in eight minutes. The station has numerous boutique and chain stores, dining opportunities and financial services.
Arrival train station: Trains arrive at York Station, located a third of a mile (half of one km) southwest of central York. Travelers can reach central York with a five to ten minute walk or a few minute ride on the local bus network. The station has ATMs, Wi-Fi, and restrooms, as well as a handful of dining and shopping amenities.
Trains from London to York are operated by British railway companies Cross Country, East Midlands, and London North Eastern Railway. Cross Country and East Midlands offer one to three daily trains along this route, while London North Eastern Railway provides the bulk of London to York trains.
Cross Country typically has one indirect, overnight train along this route. The Cross Country train from London to York departs around 11:00 p.m. and arrives around 7:30 a.m.
East Midlands offers two indirect, overnight trains from London to York. Trains depart around 10:30 p.m. and arrive 7:30 a.m.
London North Eastern Railway provides the bulk of direct trains along this route, with 16 to 20 daily trains scheduled for departure throughout the day until 10:00 p.m. The train from London to York takes one hour and 54 minutes to two hours and 24 minutes.
There are first and second class cabins available on board London to York trains. First class tickets allow seat reservation among other benefits. Passengers are allowed one piece of large luggage not exceeding the dimensions of 90 x 70 x 30 cm/ 35.5 x 27.5 x 11.8 in, as well as one carry-on item and personal item. Bikes are permitted on board but must be reserved a space ahead of time. Two small pets are allowed per passenger, and additional pet travel can be purchased ahead of time. Those with limited mobility or using wheelchairs can receive free assistance around the station and boarding or alighting trains, but this assistance should be reserved 24 hours in advance.
Book tickets in advance to find cheap train tickets from London to York. Some London North Eastern Railway tickets are available for purchase up to three months ahead of time. Another great way to find savings is to be flexible with travel dates. Select a range of potential travel dates to check out potential cheaper alternatives. Slower trains and train journeys with more connections are also often more affordable than high-speed direct trains.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria and arriving in York.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in York, called York, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need