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    York
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    London Kings Cross
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    Peak
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    London Kings Cross
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    York
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    Wakefield Westgate
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    London Kings Cross
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Journey information from York to London

  • Train Fares from: £13.30
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

York to London train times information

Passengers travelling from York to London have the use of a direct route running throughout the day from London North Eastern Railway (LNER). The service takes just over 2 hours to arrive at London Kings Cross station.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) 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 . On an average weekday, there are 84 trains travelling from York to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from York to London by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from York to London cost?

    Train tickets from York to London can start from as little as £13.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • 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 .

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    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.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

York to London timetable

Check out the next trains departing from York to London for Wednesday 27th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
06:3108:392h 8m, direct
07:0109:092h 8m, direct
07:3709:361h 59m, direct
07:4410:312h 47m, 1 change
08:3110:402h 9m, direct

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to York.

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for York to London by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from York to London

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