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from York to London

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

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

National Express
08:35AM5h45
York
02:20PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$441One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
04:27PM6h33
York
11:00PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$311One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
British Airways
07:40PM1h00
Manchester Airport (MAN)
08:40PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2731One-way
0 transfers
Other options
London North Eastern Railway
09:26AM2h11
York station (YRK)
11:37AMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$761One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
09:58AM1h55
York station (YRK)
11:53AMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$801One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
10:29AM2h10
York station (YRK)
12:39PMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$801One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
11:27AM7h08
York
06:35PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$451One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
04:27PM6h03
York
10:30PMLondon
$461One-way
1 transfer
National Express
09:44AM6h36
York
04:20PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$521One-way
1 transfer
British Airways
11:30AM1h10
Manchester Airport (MAN)
12:40PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2731One-way
0 transfers
British Airways
07:50AM1h10
Manchester Airport (MAN)
09:00AMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2731One-way
0 transfers
British Airways
10:40AM1h10
Manchester Airport (MAN)
11:50AMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$3401One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from York to London

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$10 - $81
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 5 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $81 (€71) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or East Coast

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 173 miles (279 km) between York and London. 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, flight or train from York to London.

Travel from York to London: Journey Details

York and London are just over 336 kilometers apart and travelers in the UK can make the journey easily by train, bus, or airplane. Trains depart regularly from York Rail Station and take just over 2 hours to reach London Kings Cross. Buses also depart from the station and are an affordable alternative to trains.

Return trips from London to York are also available.

How to get from York to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from York to London, 83,41% 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 York to London 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 York to London

Buses from York to London run at almost hourly intervals every day. The route is operated by National Express. Passengers board the local service at York station and change to National Express coaches at Leeds. Buses depart from early morning and an overnight service is available. The journey from York to London Victoria Coach Station takes just under 6 hours.

Trains from York to London

Trains from York to London are the easiest and most convenient way to travel between the two cities. Trains depart from York Railway Station in the city center and terminate at London Kings Cross Station. There are at least two trains per hour every day and the service is operated by Virgin East Coast with additional trains provided by Grand Central. The service runs from early morning until well into the evening.

Flights from York to London

British Airways offer direct flights from York to London which take approximately 4 hours top arrive in London. Flybe also offers indirect flights from York to London.

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Find the best journey between York and London with Omio's travel partners National Express, Thameslink and Grand Central Trains! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to London from York, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      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 York to London

        FAQs: Travel to London 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 York to London.
        FAQs

        You can get between York and London 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from York to London is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to London:

        A bus is $72 (€63) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from York to London costing on average $81 (€71).

        Taking a bus costs $31 (€27) less than taking a train, which costs on average $40 (€35) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel to London from York is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 5 h 35 min.

        Train takes on average 1 h 46 min.

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

        The average frequency per day from York to London is:

        • 2 buses a day.
        • 25 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to London from 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 when traveling from York to London:

        • Most travelers board their bus from York, Rail Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
        • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from York to London depart from York to London Euston.

        The following travel companies offer services from York to London:

        • Travel with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus for buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus York to London tickets on Omio for $10 (€8).
        • British Airways, Azul or Flybe can get you to London by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from York to London for $81 (€71) on Omio.
        • Travel with East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First Hull Trains or Thameslink for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for East Coast York to London tickets on Omio for $40 (€35).

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

        • 2 direct buses per day with National Express.
        • Direct trains with East Coast or Grand Central Trains with 25 direct trains per day.

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

        Many of our customers traveling from York to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!
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