It takes an average of 2h 13m to travel from London Kings Cross to York by train, over a distance of around 173 miles (278 km). There are normally 64 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to York and tickets for this journey start from £16.50 when you book in advance.
London Kings Cross
From 1h 46m
173 miles (278 km)
64 trains per day
Direct trains available
Looking to travel from London Kings Cross to York by train? You're in luck.
The train from London Kings Cross to York usually takes around 2h 30m but can take just 1h 46m on the fastest services, with around 57 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.
You'll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service on this route. LNER run trains up the East Coast, and their fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi, onboard catering and power sockets at tables.
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and York is 2 hours and 13 minutes, with around 64 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to York is 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to York can start from as little as £16.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to York without having to change trains. There are 64 direct trains from London Kings Cross to York each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Kings Cross to York leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Kings Cross to York leaves at 23:00. 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.
Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to York cover a distance of around 173 miles (278 km) during the journey.
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 London Kings Cross to York is right for you.
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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