York is famous for its iconic buildings, cobbled streets and romantic ambience. Getting to York by train is a breeze as the city serves as one of the main UK rail hubs with convenient train connections from all over the UK. Including frequent connections from several London airports and Manchester Airport, which is less than 2 hours away by train. There are 108 daily services from London Kings Cross to York, making the city an accessible day trip or city break from the capital. York Railway Station, the city's main rail station, is located about 10 minute walks away from historic old center.
The city of York is serviced by rail networks from several destinations in the UK. There are regular direct trains from London offered by East Coast Virgin Trains and Grand Central Trains.
Prices are dependable on time of travel and departure point, although we always advise to passengers to book well in advance in order to get the best price.
Due to York's popularity, cheap trains tickets can be found quite easily when you book in advance. The average price from London to York is around €18, but on the other end of the spectrum trains from Edinburgh can be closer to €50, even when booked well in advance.
The main station of arrival is York Victorian station, voted the best railway station in the country. The station is just a short five-minute walk to the city center which is full of tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The city itself is best seen by foot or by bike with bike hire companies easy to find around the center. Local buses are also available and take visitors to and from the main tourist attractions, both daily and weekly bus tickets can be purchased.