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from London to York

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to York on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:30PMLondon5h15 05:45PMYork
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$351One-way
Cheapest
08:00AMLondon6h23 02:23PMYork
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$261One-way
Other options
08:00AMLondon5h55 01:55PMYork
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$331One-way
08:27AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 10:20AMYork
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$861One-way
09:30AMLondon6h29 03:59PMYork
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$261One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 19
$83London North Eastern Railway
$18Flixbus
$139Loganair
Mon
Sep 20
$86Grand Central Trains
$26National Express
$139Loganair
Tue
Sep 21
$91London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$139Loganair
Wed
Sep 22
$91London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$139Loganair
Thu
Sep 23
$91London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
$139Loganair
Fri
Sep 24
$69London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$139Loganair
Sat
Sep 25
$54London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$139Loganair
Sun
Sep 26
$74London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$139Loganair
Mon
Sep 27
$87Grand Central Trains
$23National Express
$124Loganair
Tue
Sep 28
$91London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$139Loganair
Wed
Sep 29
$91London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
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Thu
Sep 30
$91London North Eastern Railway
$7Flixbus
$139Loganair
Fri
Oct 1
$74London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sat
Oct 2
$46London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sun
Oct 3
$46London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Mon
Oct 4
$37London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$124Loganair
Tue
Oct 5
$37London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
Find prices
Wed
Oct 6
$42London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$124Loganair
Thu
Oct 7
$46London North Eastern Railway
$8Flixbus
$124Loganair
Fri
Oct 8
$46London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair
Sat
Oct 9
$46London North Eastern Railway
$11Flixbus
$124Loganair

Travel Information from London to York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $125
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $125 (€100) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Loganair or Grand Central Trains

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 173 miles (279 km) from London to York. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Loganair or Grand Central Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to York.

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) and Grand Central Railway provide 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.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I travel from London to York?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between London and York. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to York?

The cheapest way to get from London to York is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€9) compared to other travel options to York:

Taking a bus is about $114 (€91) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $125 (€100) for this route.

Taking a bus is about $70 (€56) less than taking a train, which costs on average $81 (€65) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from London to York?

The fastest way from London to York is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to York that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to York by train can take on average 1 h 45 min.

How many miles from London to York would I travel?

The distance is approximately 173 miles (279 km) from London to York.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to York?

The average frequency per day from London to York is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to York?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from London, Victoria Coach Station to York, Train Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in York.
Which travel companies can take me from London to York?

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

  • You can take a bus from London to York with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $11 (€9) with Flixbus from London to York.
  • You can go to York from London by plane with Loganair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $125 (€100) with Loganair from London to York on Omio.
  • You can go to York from London by train with Grand Central Trains. You'll see cheap train tickets for $81 (€65) with Grand Central Trains from London to York on Omio.
Can I find a direct route to York from London?

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

  • You can take a direct train with London North Eastern Railway with 16 direct trains per day.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from London to York?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to York often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Manchester, Edinburgh or Leeds. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and York itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between York and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my London to York one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from London to York, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $11 (€9) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $125 (€100) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $81 (€65) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to York tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
York
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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