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York to London by train

It takes an average of 2h 12m to travel from York to London by train, over a distance of around 174 miles (280 km). There are normally 86 trains per day travelling from York to London and tickets for this journey start from £10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 47m
PriceFrom £10
Distance174 miles (280 km)
Frequency86 trains per day
First train03:40
Last train22:25
Departure stationYork
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

York to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from York to London for Tuesday 17th May 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:41 13:54 2h 13m, direct
11:58 13:52 1h 54m, direct
12:02 14:24 2h 22m, direct
12:32 14:39 2h 7m, direct
12:58 14:49 1h 51m, direct
13:33 15:40 2h 7m, direct
13:59 15:50 1h 51m, direct
14:03 16:22 2h 19m, direct
14:07 16:08 2h 1m, direct
14:32 16:41 2h 9m, direct

Taking the train from York to London

Looking to travel from York to London by train? You've come to the right place.

The train from York to London usually takes around 3h 5m but can take just 1h 48m on the fastest services, with around 84 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.

Trains to London from York are operated by London North Eastern Railway (LNER), East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Grand Central Railway. Whatever service you decide to travel with, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including free WiFi, onboard catering and power sockets at tables.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares from York to London, why not book an Off-Peak time. You can also get a Railcard to get 1/3 off eligible train journeys if you’re travelling a few times during the year.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from York to London with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between York and London is 2 hours and 12 minutes, with around 86 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from York to London is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from York to London cost?

Train ticket prices from York to London can start from as little as £10 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 York to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from York to London without having to change trains. There are 86 direct trains from York 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 York to London leave?

The first train from York to London leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from York to London leaves at 22:25. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from York to London cover a distance of around 174 miles (280 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from York to London

Train tickets from York to London start at £10 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 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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