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There are 5 ways to get from London to Cottingham by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Hull

£27 - £220

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hull National Express

£9 - £12

3 alternative options

Train via Doncaster  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Doncaster
  2. Take the train from Doncaster to Cottingham

£35 - £204

Train via Sheffield  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Cottingham

£67 - £169

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to Cottingham 187.2 miles

£28 - £45

London to Cottingham by train and bus

The journey time between London and Cottingham is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 210 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h. Operated by Hull Trains, LNER and East Yorkshire, the London to Cottingham service departs from London Kings Cross and arrives in Cottingham King Street. Typically 48 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 10m
Fastest journey time:
3h
Services per week:
48
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:48
Last service departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Cottingham train and bus schedules

London → Cottingham
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The cheapest way to get from London to Cottingham is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 6h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Cottingham is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs £27 - £220.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Cottingham. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Cottingham King Street via Hull Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Cottingham. However, there are services departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Cottingham via Doncaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between London and Cottingham is 158 miles. The road distance is 187.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cottingham without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs £27 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from London to Cottingham, including transfers.

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London to Cottingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Cottingham train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London to Cottingham is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs £27 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 6h 14m.

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Map of how to get from London to Cottingham.
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  • Distance: 158.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between London, England and Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England?

Hull Trains operates a train from London Kings Cross to Hull every 4 hours. Tickets cost £50 - £75 and the journey takes 2h 32m. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hull once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 40m.

Train operators
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Hull
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Super Off-Peak Single
£80 - £110
Off-Peak Single
£90 - £110
Anytime Single
£100 - £120
Train from London Kings Cross to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Super Off-Peak Single
£60 - £85
Off-Peak Single
£70 - £80
Anytime Single
£75 - £95
Train from Doncaster to Cottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
Super Off-Peak Single
£17 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £23
Anytime Single
£24 - £29
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Hull
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£27 - £220
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£95 - £140
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from London Kings Cross to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£120 - £180
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Cottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £29
Train from Sheffield to Cottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£24 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£29 - £40
East Midlands Railways
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hull
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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London to Cottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hull station.

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London to Cottingham train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Cottingham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Cottingham is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from London to Cottingham.

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