Trains from

York to London

  1. expected to depart at 
    York
    Platform 3
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  2. on time
    York
    Platform 5A
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    York
    Platform 6 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    York
    Platform 3
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 8
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    York
    Platform 5A
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  6. on time
    York
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 2
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  7. on time
    York
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  8. on time
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:35
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:57
    Doncaster
    Platform 8 estimated
    12:04
    Doncaster
    Platform 1 estimated
    13:44
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 5a
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 5a
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  9. on time
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  10. on time
    York
    Platform 6 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from York to London

  • Train Fares from: £13.10
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

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York to London train times information

Passengers travelling from York to London have the use of a direct route running throughout the day from Virgin Trains East Coast. The service takes just over 2 hours to arrive at London Kings Cross station.

Virgin Trains East Coast provides hot and cold meals as well as Wi-Fi. Standard class passengers have free usage for 15 minutes with a further hourly rate of £4.95, while first class travellers have unlimited usage.

If you're travelling with a baby then changing facilities are available in toilet compartments in coaches G and L.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
  • How long does it take to travel from York to London by train?

    The average journey time between York and London is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 43 trains per day travelling from York to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from York to London?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from York to London without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from York to London.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between York and London?

    The distance between York and London is 174 miles.

    Distance: 174 miles
  • What time is the first train from York to London?

    The first train from York to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from York to London?

    The last train from York to London departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
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