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

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to York

Train via Sheffield

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

Drive

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to York

Fly, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York

London to York by train

292 Weekly Trains
1h 51m Average Duration
£24 Cheapest Price
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London → York
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in York is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in York is subject to regional advice.

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from London to York is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London to York is to train which costs £24 - £210 and takes 1h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at York. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at York. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 51m.

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The distance between London and York is 175 miles. The road distance is 209.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London to York without a car is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £24 - £210.

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The train from London Kings Cross to York takes 1h 51m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to York is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £24 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 15m.

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Map of how to get from London to York.
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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between London, England and York, England?

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to York hourly. Tickets cost £24 - £210 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Grand Central also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to York 4 times a week. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £320
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to York
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
East Midlands Railways
TransPennine Express Service
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 York
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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London to York train services, operated by LNER, arrive at York station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to York is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from London to York.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 257+ hotels available in York. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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