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York to Harwich by train

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Journey time

From 3h 50m


171 miles (275 km)


12 trains per day


2 changes

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Greater Anglia, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway

About the train journey from York to Harwich

Want to travel from York to Harwich by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from York to Harwich usually takes 5 hours 25 minutes on average to travel 275 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours 50 minutes. You can expect to find 12 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between York and Harwich, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Harwich.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from York to Harwich in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Harwich, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for York to Harwich

Want to know more about your journey from York to Harwich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from York to Harwich take?

The average journey time by train between York and Harwich is 5 hours and 25 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between York and Harwich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from York to Harwich is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Is there a direct train from York to Harwich?

No, there are no direct train services from York to Harwich. Travelling from York to Harwich by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from York to Harwich leave?

The first train from York to Harwich leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from York to Harwich leave?

The last train from York to Harwich leaves at 23:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between York and Harwich by train?

Trains travelling from York to Harwich cover a distance of around 171 miles (275 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from York to Harwich

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for York to Harwich is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

What are my ticket options for this journey?

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