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from York to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from York to London on Nov 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:33AMYork2h06 11:39AMLondon Kings Cross
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$801One-way
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09:33AMYork2h06 11:39AMLondon Kings Cross
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$801One-way
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09:57AMYork1h52 11:49AMLondon Kings Cross
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$881One-way
08:32AMYork2h09 10:41AMLondon Kings Cross
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$1101One-way
09:00AMYork1h53 10:53AMLondon Kings Cross
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$1211One-way

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Tue
Nov 30
$80London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
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Wed
Dec 1
$81London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$121Loganair
Thu
Dec 2
$88London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$120Loganair
Fri
Dec 3
$84Grand Central Trains
$19Flixbus
$120Loganair
Sat
Dec 4
$84Grand Central Trains
$10Flixbus
$135Loganair
Sun
Dec 5
$177London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$120Loganair
Mon
Dec 6
$88London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$135Loganair
Tue
Dec 7
$67London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$121Loganair
Wed
Dec 8
$52London North Eastern Railway
$22National Express
$119Loganair
Thu
Dec 9
$80London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$120Loganair
Fri
Dec 10
$84Grand Central Trains
$10Flixbus
$120Loganair
Sat
Dec 11
$84Grand Central Trains
$12Megabus
$120Loganair
Sun
Dec 12
$53London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$120Loganair
Mon
Dec 13
$100London North Eastern Railway
$10Flixbus
$120Loganair
Tue
Dec 14
$61London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$121Loganair
Wed
Dec 15
$67London North Eastern Railway
$22National Express
$120Loganair
Thu
Dec 16
$72London North Eastern Railway
$25National Express
$120Loganair
Fri
Dec 17
$30London North Eastern Railway
$17National Express
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Sat
Dec 18
$67London North Eastern Railway
$27Flixbus
$121Loganair
Sun
Dec 19
$53London North Eastern Railway
$24Flixbus
$121Loganair

Travel Information from York to London

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $121
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $121 (€100) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair, Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 173 miles (279 km) by flight, bus or train to London from 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 Loganair, Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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.

Travel Tips

Travel from York to London
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
How do I reach London from York?

There are 3 ways to get from York to London: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from York to London?

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

Taking a bus is about $111 (€91) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $121 (€100) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $51 (€42) less than taking a train, which costs on average $61 (€50) for this journey.

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

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

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

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 52 min.

How far is it from York to London?

London is approximately 173 miles (279 km) away from York.

How many services a day are there to London from York?

The average frequency per day from York to London is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from York? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from York, Train Station and tend to arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains from York to London most often leave from York and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel operators can get me to London from York?

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

  • Loganair can get you to London by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Loganair from York to London for $121 (€100) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from York to London for $11 (€9) on Omio.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway York to London tickets on Omio for $61 (€50).
Can I find a direct route from York to London?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Grand Central Trains or London North Eastern Railway 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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from York to London?
Your trip from York to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your York to London tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How early should I book York to London tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $121 (€100) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $11 (€9) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $61 (€50) one way.

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