The cheapest trains from London to York

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Cheapest

$97

Average

$137

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.

Cheapest
09:06AMLondon Kings Cross2h24 11:30AMYork
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$971One-way
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09:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h02 11:32AMYork
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$971One-way
08:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h01 10:31AMYork
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$1461One-way
09:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h51 10:51AMYork
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$1721One-way
08:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h48 09:48AMYork
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$1721One-way

Timetable London to York

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08:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h48 09:48AMYork
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08:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h01 10:31AMYork
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09:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h51 10:51AMYork
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09:06AMLondon Kings Cross2h24 11:30AMYork
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09:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h02 11:32AMYork
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
Oct 18
$87Grand Central Trains
$32National Express
$124Loganair
Tue
Oct 19
$91London North Eastern Railway
$26National Express
$124Loganair
Wed
Oct 20
$91London North Eastern Railway
$26National Express
$124Loganair
Thu
Oct 21
$91London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
$124Loganair
Fri
Oct 22
$54London North Eastern Railway
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Sat
Oct 23
$54London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sun
Oct 24
$69London North Eastern Railway
$20Flixbus
$124Loganair
Mon
Oct 25
$87Grand Central Trains
$26National Express
$124Loganair
Tue
Oct 26
$91London North Eastern Railway
$26National Express
$124Loganair
Wed
Oct 27
$91London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$124Loganair
Thu
Oct 28
$91London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Fri
Oct 29
$46London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sat
Oct 30
$46London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sun
Oct 31
$54London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$124Loganair
Mon
Nov 1
$43Grand Central Trains
$23National Express
$124Loganair
Wed
Nov 3
$46London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$124Loganair
Thu
Nov 4
$46London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Fri
Nov 5
$46London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sat
Nov 6
$37London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sun
Nov 7
$54London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair

The fastest trains from London to York

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Fastest Journey

1 h 48 m

Average

2 h 1 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

280 km

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.

Fastest
08:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h48 09:48AMYork
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$1721One-way
09:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h51 10:51AMYork
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$1721One-way
08:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h01 10:31AMYork
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$1461One-way
09:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h02 11:32AMYork
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$971One-way
09:06AMLondon Kings Cross2h24 11:30AMYork
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$971One-way

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Train Information to York from London

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$77 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon 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.

Trains from London to 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. 

London to York train time: Daily departures

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. 

How long is the journey by train from London to York?

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. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to York?

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. 

Which train companies travel from London to York?

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 London to York

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 Trains

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 London to York

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.

London to York trains: Services on board

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. 

How can I find cheap train tickets from London to York?

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. 

Travel Tips

Trains from London to York
Travel by train to York 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 London to York.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from London to York?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to York from London for the next 7 days starting from $54 (€44)  one way.
What is the cost of a train between London and York?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to York train to cost on average $77 (€62)  one way.
How far is London to York by train?
The London to York train distance is approximately 173 miles (279 km).
What is the London to York train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 173 miles (279 km) between London and York can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to York train journey time is on average 1 h 52 min.
What station does the train from London to York depart from? Which York train station do I come into from London?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in York.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in York located?

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.

Which train providers should I travel with from London to York?
When taking a train from London to York, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to York. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from London to York and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from London to York a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from London to York. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from London to York? When is the last train from London to York?
You can take the first train from London to York at 7: 00 AM. The last train from London to York that you can take departs at 10: 00 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to York schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase London to York train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to York is on average $77 (€62) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to York from London available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
York
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your journey from London to York.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Ticket office hours
Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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ParkingParking
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Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar