How to travel from London to York

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from London to York

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

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To get from London to York on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:30PMLondon5h35 09:05PMYork
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10:30AMLondon6h37 05:07PMYork
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08:27AMLondon Kings Cross1h53 10:20AMYork
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06:30PMLondon5h25 11:55PMYork
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01:30PMLondon5h57 07:27PMYork
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Travel Information to York from London

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $63
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€25) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $63 (€57) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Flybe or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus, ferry, 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; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, Flybe or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight 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) 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to York

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between London and York including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to York is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $28 (€25) compared to other travel options to York:

Taking a bus is usually $35 (€31) less than taking a flight to York, which costs on average $63 (€57) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $33 (€30) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $61 (€55) from London to York.

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

Other travel options to York can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to York by bus can take on average 4 h 45 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 45 min.

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

The average frequency per day from London to York is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 40 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from London to York depart from London Victoria to York.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to York, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to York by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from London to York for $28 (€25) on Omio.
  • Flybe can take you to York by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Flybe from London to York for $63 (€57).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to York. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway London to York tickets on Omio for $61 (€55).

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway with 37 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 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!

When planning your trip from London to York, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $28 (€25) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $63 (€57) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $61 (€55) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to York online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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