It takes an average of 2h 17m to travel from York to London by train, over a distance of around 174 miles (280 km). There are normally 87 trains per day travelling from York to London and tickets for this journey start from £16.50 when you book in advance.
From 1h 46m
174 miles (280 km)
87 trains per day
Direct trains available
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 2h 13m but can take just 1h 47m on the fastest services, with around 86 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, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends compared to travelling at Peak times. You can also buy a Railcard to get 1/3 off eligible train journeys if you’re travelling a few times during the year.
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The average journey time by train between York and London is 2 hours and 17 minutes, with around 87 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 York to London is 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Train ticket prices from York to London 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 York to London without having to change trains. There are 87 direct trains from York to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from York to London leaves at 03:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from York to London leaves at 22:23. 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 York to London cover a distance of around 174 miles (280 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 York to London 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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.