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York to Lancaster by train

It takes an average of 3h 54m to travel from York to Lancaster by train, over a distance of around 70 miles (112 km). There are normally 54 trains per day traveling from York to Lancaster and tickets for this journey start from $18.97 when you book in advance.

First train

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Last train

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Departure station

York

Arrival station

Lancaster

Journey time

From 2h 21m

Distance

70 miles (112 km)

Frequency

54 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $18.97

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales

How to travel from York to Lancaster by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from York to Lancaster? Look no further.

You'll usually find 54 trains per day running between York and Lancaster, which usually take 3 hours 54 minutes to complete the 112 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lancaster from York, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from York to Lancaster if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $18.97. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

FAQs for York to Lancaster

Want to know more about your journey from York to Lancaster? 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 Lancaster take?

The average journey time by train between York and Lancaster is 3 hours and 54 minutes, with around 54 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 Lancaster by train?

The fastest journey time by train from York to Lancaster is 2 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from York to Lancaster cost?

Train tickets from York to Lancaster can start from as little as $18.97 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from York to Lancaster?

No, there are no direct train services from York to Lancaster. Travelling from York to Lancaster by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from York to Lancaster leaves at 03:59. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from York to Lancaster leaves at 01:52. 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 Lancaster by train?

Trains travelling from York to Lancaster cover a distance of around 70 miles (112 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from York to Lancaster

Train tickets from York to Lancaster start at $18.97 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Lancaster 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.

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What are my ticket options for this journey?

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