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There are 8 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train via York  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York
  2. Take the train from York to Harrogate

£35 - £228

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Bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

£12 - £78

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Train  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds

£28 - £266

Train via Sheffield  •  4h 40m

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

£63 - £255

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Harrogate 211.9 miles

£30 - £50

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

£138 - £404

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  5h 41m

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

£73 - £298

Subway to London Heathrow, fly to Durham, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durham (MME) LHR - MME
  3. Take the train from Darlington to York
  4. Take the train from York to Harrogate

£89 - £403

Waterloo Station to Harrogate by subway and train

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Harrogate is around 3h 23m and covers a distance of around 212 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 44m. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube), LNER, Grand Central and others. Typically 114 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 23m
Fastest journey time:
2h 44m
Journey distance:
212 miles
Services per week:
114
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:54
Last service departs at:
22:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Harrogate subway and train schedules

Departing Monday, July 26, 2021

Waterloo Station → Harrogate
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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate is to bus which costs £12 - £80 and takes 6h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate is to train via York which costs £35 - £230 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station station to Harrogate. However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at Harrogate via Leicester Square station, London Kings Cross and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Harrogate is 183 miles. The road distance is 211.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate without a car is to train via York which takes 3h 31m and costs £35 - £230.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Harrogate train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate is to train via York which takes 3h 31m and costs £35 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £80 and takes 6h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Waterloo Station to Harrogate train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Harrogate station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Harrogate.
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  • Distance: 182.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Harrogate, England?

You can take a train from Waterloo Station to Harrogate via Leicester Square station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and York in around 3h 31m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street every 3 hours. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £240
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to York
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
Train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
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
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £80
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from York to Harrogate
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £15
Train from Sheffield to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Train from Sheffield to Leeds
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £22
Off-Peak Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£19 - £29
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leeds
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £35
Train from Darlington to York
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £28
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £28
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
National Express
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Harrogate is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Waterloo Station to Harrogate.

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Eastern Airways offers flights from Southampton Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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