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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:48AMLondon Kings Cross1h49 10:37AMYork
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$451One-way
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08:00AMLondon6h23 02:23PMYork
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$271One-way
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09:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h48 10:48AMYork
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$611One-way
10:00AMLondon Kings Cross1h48 11:48AMYork
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$611One-way
09:30AMLondon Kings Cross2h07 11:37AMYork
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$611One-way

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Sun
Jan 30
$45London North Eastern Railway
$20Flixbus
$143British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$41London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$112British Airways
Tue
Feb 1
$45London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$162Loganair
Wed
Feb 2
$45London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$117British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$45London North Eastern Railway
$6Flixbus
$131British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$45London North Eastern Railway
$9Flixbus
$113British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$45London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$76British Airways
Sun
Feb 6
$45London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
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Mon
Feb 7
$36London North Eastern Railway
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Tue
Feb 8
$53London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$72British Airways
Wed
Feb 9
$36London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$84British Airways
Thu
Feb 10
$36London North Eastern Railway
$6Flixbus
$102British Airways
Fri
Feb 11
$45London North Eastern Railway
$9Flixbus
$72British Airways
Sat
Feb 12
$45London North Eastern Railway
$9Flixbus
$95BA Cityflyer
Sun
Feb 13
$45London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$72British Airways
Mon
Feb 14
$36London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$72British Airways
Tue
Feb 15
$36London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$63British Airways
Wed
Feb 16
$26Grand Central Trains
$22National Express
$63British Airways
Thu
Feb 17
$26Grand Central Trains
$10Flixbus
$65British Airways
Fri
Feb 18
$29Grand Central Trains
$9Flixbus
$63British Airways

Travel Information between London and York

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $122
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€5) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $122 (€102) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 173 miles (279 km) by bus, flight or train between London and 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 $7 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Loganair 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) 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: Travel from London to York

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.
FAQs

What are the ways to get from London to York?

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

What is the cheapest way from London to York?

The cheapest way to travel from London to York is by taking a bus with an average price of $7 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to York:

Taking a bus is usually $116 (€97) less than taking a flight to York, which costs on average $122 (€102) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $39 (€32) less than taking a train, which costs on average $45 (€38) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from London to York?

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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 48 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between London and York?

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

How many services a day are there between London and York?

The average frequency per day from London to York is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey 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 from London to York:

  • Buses mostly depart from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in York, Train Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in York.

Which travel operators can get me to York from London?

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:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to York. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus London to York tickets on Omio for $7 (€5).
  • Travel with Loganair to go to York by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Loganair London to York tickets on Omio for $122 (€102).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to York by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway London to York tickets on Omio for $45 (€38).

Can I find a direct route between London and York?

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

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to York with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway.

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 journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to York?

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 Manchester, Edinburgh or Leeds. If you're looking to explore Manchester, Edinburgh or Leeds from York, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $7 (€5) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $122 (€102) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $45 (€38) one way on average.

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.