Cheap train tickets from London to York

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$48

Average

$76

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 $ 76 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 48.

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11:06AMLondon Kings Cross2h24 01:30PMYork
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$481One-way
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10:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h01 12:31PMYork
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$481One-way
09:06AMLondon Kings Cross2h24 11:30AMYork
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$481One-way
11:27AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 01:20PMYork
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$561One-way
09:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h02 11:32AMYork
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$571One-way

Train schedule from London to York

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08:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h49 09:49AMYork
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08:27AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 10:20AMYork
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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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10:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 11:53AMYork
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10:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h01 12:31PMYork
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11:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h52 12:52PMYork
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11:06AMLondon Kings Cross2h24 01:30PMYork
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11:27AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 01:20PMYork
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11:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h02 01:32PMYork
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Jan 26
$45London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$156British Airways
Thu
Jan 27
$45London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
$123British Airways
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Jan 28
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$10Flixbus
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Jan 29
$45London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$97BA Cityflyer
Sun
Jan 30
$45London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$82British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$37London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$123Loganair
Tue
Feb 1
$20Grand Central Trains
$23National Express
$122Loganair
Wed
Feb 2
$37London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$82British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$41London North Eastern Railway
$7Flixbus
$111British Airways
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Feb 4
$54London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$78British Airways
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Feb 5
$41London North Eastern Railway
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Feb 6
$45London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
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Feb 7
$37London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$78British Airways
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Feb 8
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$23National Express
$66British Airways
Wed
Feb 9
$33London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$82British Airways
Thu
Feb 10
$20Grand Central Trains
$8Flixbus
$122Loganair
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Feb 11
$41London North Eastern Railway
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Sat
Feb 12
$45London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$66British Airways
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Feb 13
$45London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$69British Airways
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Feb 14
$27Grand Central Trains
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Fastest train times from London to York

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

1 h 49 m

Average

2 h

Trains per day

12

Distance

280 km

Of the 12 trains that leave London for York every day 12 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 but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 49 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.

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08:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h49 09:49AMYork
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$1311One-way
09:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h51 10:51AMYork
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$1311One-way
11:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h52 12:52PMYork
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$721One-way
10:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 11:53AMYork
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$651One-way
11:27AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 01:20PMYork
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$561One-way

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Overview: Train from London to York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$44 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon 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 trip costs around $44 (€37), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in York.

Trains from London to York

There are a lot of trains a day operating the route from London to York. The departures are more or less every half an hour, and at some points of the day, more frequent than that. The journey generally takes about 1h 50min to two hours depending on the time of day it leaves out of London. More of the route options covering this journey within England are direct and don’t require passengers to make and train connections.

   

London to York Train Time: Daily Departures

The trains from London to York are very frequent. There are generally over 30 trains per day covering the journey, making at least 200 trips per week. The first train of the day normally departs from London at about 6:15 a.m. As for the last train, it tends to be at around 11:00 p.m. There is a route option about once a week that departs at about 12:15 a.m.

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

The journey from London to York by train covers a distance of approximately 173 miles (179 km) in as little as 1h 45min. Almost all of the trips are direct without any train changes before arriving in York, only making a few stops long the way. The few trips that do have a stopover in between, make the change at Derby or Selby Stations.

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

Departure train station: Almost all of the trains depart from London King’s Cross train station. It’s located near downtown London and has multiple public transportation routes connecting it to different parts of the city. It can take less than 20min to get to King’s Cross station from Downtown London. The station has a wide selection of cafes and restaurants inside, as well as a few stores and kiosks. There is one provider operating once a week that has departures from the London St. Pancras Train Station across the street from King’s Cross.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for these routes is the York Station within walking distance of the City Center and some main attractions. However, there are also some public transportation routes that can take you to the center of York in about 15min. The York Station has a few cafes and pubs available for travelers, as well as public restrooms and waiting areas.

York Fortress Old Town. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from London to York?

The main company operating the routes from London to York is the LNER, the London North Eastern Railway. It offers over 30 trips per day that are all direct, without any train connections. The trips with LNER take about 1h 50min to get to York. Another company with train from London to York is the Grand Central rail. This provider offers one route, generally only on Mondays.

The Grand Central Trains routes get to York without connections as well and take about 1h 53min. East Midlands Trains is a provider offering a night route with one train change from London to York. It operates once from Tuesdays to Saturdays, and takes about 8h 15min.

LNER trains from London to York

The London North Eastern Railway is the main operator of the train routes from London to York. LNER offers more than about 30 trips per day on every day of the week, every half an hour more or less. The LNER trains run from 6:15 a.m. to about 11:00 p.m. All the LNER journeys from London to York are direct and take about 1h 50min to make it to the final destination.

Grand Central trains from London to York

The Grand Central trains are not very frequent. There’s generally only one route from London to York operated by them once a week, on Mondays. This route is direct, no needing to make any train connections along the way. The journey takes more or less 1h 53min departing from London King’s Cross Train Station. The Grand Central Train trip leaves at about 8:27 a.m., putting passengers in York at around 10:20 a.m.

East Midlands trains from London to York

The East Midlands trains operating trips from London to York are night trains. They generally leave out of the station in London at about 12:15 a.m. The East Midlands trains depart once a day, from Tuesday to Saturday. The departure station in this case is the London St. Pancras Station. These journeys have one train change in Derby Station.

Train London to York: Services on Board

Whether you’re traveling on the LNER trains, the Grand Central Trains or the East Midlands trains, you have the options of riding in either Standard or First Class. When booking trains with LNER, you must abide to the luggage allowance. LNER allows passengers to bring three items with them; one small handbag, one carry-on bag and one large suitcase maximum.

As for Grand Central rails and East Midlands trains, you’re also allowed three items with you, however, in this case one personal item and two large bags are permitted. Foldable bikes are allowed on any of the LNER, Grand Central and East Midlands trains without a reservation. However, if they do not fold you must reserve a spot for your bicycle with LNER, and it’s recommended for both Grand Central and East Midlands since it has limited spots for non-foldable bikes.

Small domestic pets are allowed on LNER, Gran Central and Eastern Midlands trains as long as they are out of the way, and either in a pet carrier or on a leash. Passengers with reduced mobility may request assistance as well as having access to accessible seating on board.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to York?

The best way of managing to find more affordable train tickets from London to York is by booking them in advance. The sooner you book them, generally means you’ll get your tickets for a better price. If you can be flexible with your dates and departure times this may also help you to find less expensive options.

Sometimes prices increase due to high demand or specific trains that are more expensive than normal, so if you’re flexible you can avoid it. Some routes are faster than others, it may be more affordable to pick routes that take longer to get to York. In Omio you can compare all the available routes and choose the one that suits you best.

York St. Mary Abbey Ruins. Source: Shutterstock

To York by train—travel tips

York is a city known for its medieval center and chocolate making. Visit this city in Northern England and travel in time walking through the medieval streets surrounded by medieval architecture. Make your way to the historic center of York to Shambles Street. It’s an old picturesque street lined with timber-framed buildings, perfect for walking around and shopping.

Nearby, you’ll find York’s Chocolate Story, a top attraction and chocolate museum. Surrounding the city center are the York City Walls. These walls date back to Roman times. You can’t go to York without seeing the impressive Gothic-style York Minster. During your visit, make sure to try some of the typical dishes of the area such as black pudding or fat rascals for breakfast, Yorkshire pudding and Nidderdale lamb.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from London to York?

Train tickets from London to York for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $37 (€31)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from London to 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 $44 (€37)  one way.

How many miles is it from London to York by train?

You should expect to travel around 173 miles (279 km)  from London to York by train.

How many hours is the train time to York from London?

On average the London to York train time is 1 h 52 min  covering the 173 miles (279 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from London to York depart from? Which York train station do I come into from London?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to York.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in York most often arrive at York and need to travel around 0.4 miles (607 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies can get me from London to York?

Take the London to York train with London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between London and York as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any nonstop train services from London to York?

Yes, there are 16 direct trains from London to York per day with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many train services per day are there from London to York?

The average number of trains departing London for York is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from London to York? What time is the last train from London to York?

The earliest train departing from London to York leaves at 8: 00 AM. The last train departing from London to York leaves at 9: 50 AM. You can find the latest London to York train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets to York from London for the best deals?

If you purchase the London to York train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $44 (€37). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to York from London. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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 between London and York.
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Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
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Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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
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