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

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Train  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York

£24 - £210

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to York Uk009

£16 - £20

3 alternative options

Night train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to York

£41 - £45

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to York 209.3 miles

£30 - £50

Fly, train  •  4h 58m

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

£76 - £247

London to York by train

The train journey time between London and York is around 2h and covers a distance of around 189 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 45m. Operated by LNER and Grand Central, the London to York train service departs from London Kings Cross and arrives in York. Typically 306 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h
Fastest train time:
1h 45m
Trains per week:
306
Cheapest price:
£24
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to York train schedules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in York is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in York is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London to York is to bus which costs £16 - £20 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 three times a week, and operate 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 FlixBus, 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 £16 - £20 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 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to York 3 times a week. Tickets cost £16 - £20 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
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
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to York
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 FlixBus, 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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Book your London to York train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London to York bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 302+ 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 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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