How to travel from London to York

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Travel Information to York from London

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$41 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€47) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or East Coast

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 173 miles (279 km) from London to York. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from London to York.

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from London to York

How to get from London to York by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from London to York is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

1 transfer
1 transfer
British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
07:45AMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
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London North Eastern Railway
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:30AMYork station (YRK)
0 transfers
Grand Central Trains
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:19AMYork station (YRK)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:32AMYork station (YRK)
0 transfers
London, Victoria Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
1 transfer
British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
11:40AMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:00PMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers
British Airways
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
11:00PMManchester Airport (MAN)
0 transfers

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Travel from London to York: Journey Details

Travelers in the UK can reach the historic northern city of York from London by bus or train. Trains are the quickest way of reaching York from the capital, with fast and frequent services and journey times of approximately 2 hours. Buses take substantially longer, with the fastest bus requiring approximately 5 hours of travel time.

Return trips from York to London are also available.

How to get from London to York

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to York, 87,82% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to York and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from London to York

National Express offers direct buses from London Victoria Coach Station to to York coach terminus on Station Road. There are 3 direct buses from London to York per day, with the fastest option being the overnight bus leaving London just before midnight and taking a little under 5 hours to reach York. Early morning departures from London require a change at Leeds and take more than 6 hours to complete the journey to York. Megabus provides a combination rail and bus journey from London St. Pancras station, involving taking a train to East Midlands Parkway station and a connecting bus to York Leeman Road coach stop. There are 2 departures a day, in early morning and mid-afternoon, with total journey times of between 4 hours and 4 hours 50 minutes.

Trains from London to York

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) provides direct trains from London and York. The daily schedule offers around 40 direct connections, beginning early in the morning and continuing with departures roughly every half hour until the final late evening train from London arrives in York after midnight. Journey times range from an hour and 50 minutes to 2 hours and 20 minutes. Sunday schedules are reduced, with fewer direct services and no early morning departures.

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from London to York

Travel on National Express, FlixBus and Thameslink travel from London to York at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom’s flag carrier airline with headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). BA is the second largest UK-based airline in terms of fleet size and number of passengers carried. Known as a full-service global airline, British Airways offers year-round low fares to destinations worldwide and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

        FAQs: Travel from London to York

        FAQs: Travel 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.

        You can get from London to York 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to York from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from London to York:

        Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $45 (€39) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $54 (€47).

        A bus is $32 (€28) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from London to York costing on average $41 (€36).

        The fastest way from London to York is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

        There are alternative travel options to York that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 4 h 45 min.

        Train takes 1 h 46 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 173 miles (279 km) between London and York.

        The average frequency per day from London to York is:

        • 1 bus a day.
        • 25 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and York as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to York:

        • Buses mostly depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in York, Rail Station.
        • Trains most often depart from London at London Waterloo and arrive in York at York.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to York:

        • You can travel to York from London by bus with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€8) with Megabus from London to York.
        • You can travel between London and York by flight with British Airways, Azul or Flybe. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $54 (€47) with British Airways from London to York.
        • You can go to York from London by train with East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink. You'll see cheap train tickets for $41 (€36) with East Coast from London to York on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct routes from London to York with the following travel companies:

        • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to York with National Express.
        • You can find 25 direct trains per day to York with East Coast or Grand Central Trains.

        Direct services to York tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

        Looking to extend your trip from London to York? Many Omio customers who go from London to York usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds or Scarborough. If you're looking to explore Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds or Scarborough from York, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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