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Hull to London by train

It takes an average of 2h 41m to travel from Hull to London by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (249 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Hull to London and tickets for this journey start from £16.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 30m
PriceFrom £16.40
Distance155 miles (249 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:17
Last train19:08
Departure stationHull
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsHull Trains, London North Eastern Railway

Hull to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hull to London for mardi 28 juin 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
11:25 14:31 3h 6m, 1 change
11:50 14:49 2h 59m, 1 change
11:53 15:01 3h 8m, 1 change
12:33 15:07 2h 34m, direct
13:25 16:22 2h 57m, 1 change
13:46 16:48 3h 2m, 1 change
13:53 17:03 3h 10m, 1 change
14:26 17:31 3h 5m, 1 change
15:08 17:46 2h 38m, direct
15:25 18:23 2h 58m, 1 change

Going from Hull to London by train

Thinking about taking the train from Hull to London and need more information? Look no further! 

In most cases, the train from Hull to London takes around 3h 21m, but can take just 2h 30m on the fastest services. With around 17 direct trains running on this popular route each day, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way.  

On this route, you can travel with either Hull Trains or London North Eastern Railway (LNER). When travelling with Hull Trains, you’ll be on a direct service from Hull to London Kings Cross. On the other hand, if you’re travelling with LNER, you’ll need to make at least one change along the way.  

Once you’ve arrived in the heart of London, you can make your way to a variety of neighbourhoods, each with their own personality. If you fancy wandering through a bustling local market, travel to Covent Garden, Camden or Notting Hill. 

To search for cheap train tickets from Hull to London, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page. We’ll show you how much you can save on train fares if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.  

Eager to book? Start your search for Hull to London train tickets with us today. For more information about the journey, keep reading for our timetable where you’ll find first and last train times, as well as tips on how to get cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Hull to London? 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 Hull to London take?

The average journey time by train between Hull and London is 2 hours and 41 minutes, with around 16 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 Hull and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hull to London is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Hull to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Hull to London can start from as little as £16.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Hull to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hull to London without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Hull to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hull to London leave?

The first train from Hull to London leaves at 05:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hull to London leave?

The last train from Hull to London leaves at 19:08. 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 Hull and London by train?

Trains travelling from Hull to London cover a distance of around 155 miles (249 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Hull. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hull to London.

Cheap train tickets from Hull to London

Train tickets from Hull to London start at £16.40 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 Hull to London 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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Travelling to London with Hull Trains

Review by Charlie House

Getting to Hull train station

Situated in the city centre, Hull train station can be found within the Hull Paragon Interchange – the integrated rail and bus station. On my way to Platform 7, I stopped to acknowledge the bronze statue of revered local poet Phillip Larkin. Since I had my digital ticket downloaded in my Trainline app, I didn’t have to bother queuing to collect a paper ticket. With a bit of time to kill, I stopped for a cup of tea at Starbucks and grabbed a newspaper for my journey from WHSmith.  

Boarding the train

Given that I was travelling on an Off-Peak train on a Tuesday afternoon, the train was quiet. I found a comfortable seat right next to the window and connected my phone to the WiFi as it was free for all passengers regardless of seating class. 

The journey

Despite the long distance from East Yorkshire to London, we arrived at Kings Cross station in a little over 2 and half hours – very impressive! The train provided by Hull Trains was clean and modern, and the views of the Great British countryside were so lovely, I barely read my newspaper.  

Once I arrived in Kings Cross station, I took a moment to browse the Harry Potter shop and have my photo taken next to the famous Platform 9 ¾ from the film franchise. From there, it was a short walk to the Kings Cross St Pancras underground station, which is well-connected to the rest of the city through the Victoria, Northern, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan lines. I made my way to Kensington to explore the museums – it was a truly brilliant day! 

About Charlie

Charlie is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on his own genuine experience of the journey.

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