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York to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 2h 29m to travel from York to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 173 miles (278 km). There are normally 84 trains per day travelling from York to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £13.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 48m
PriceFrom £13.30
Distance173 miles (278 km)
Frequency84 trains per day
First train03:40
Last train22:25
Departure stationYork
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

York to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from York to London Kings Cross for Tuesday 6th July 2021 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
12:58 14:53 1h 55m, direct
13:02 15:24 2h 22m, direct
13:32 15:40 2h 8m, direct
13:58 15:50 1h 52m, direct
14:33 16:40 2h 7m, direct
14:59 16:51 1h 52m, direct
15:03 17:22 2h 19m, direct
15:07 17:08 2h 1m, direct
15:32 17:41 2h 9m, direct
15:59 17:49 1h 50m, direct

York to London Kings Cross train times information

Direct train services from York to London Kings Cross are provided by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Times vary, but there are generally between two and four trains every hour. It takes approximately two hours to reach Kings Cross.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) provides free Wi-Fi and a plethora of eating options. Standard passengers may enjoy a la carte dining at breakfast and dinner in the restaurant car, or they may opt for a quick bite and a drink at the café bar. Additionally, First Class travellers enjoy at-seat dining via a trolley service. If you would like to bring your bicycle, please call in advance to arrange a space.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between York and London Kings Cross is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 84 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 Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from York to London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from York to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from York to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £13.30 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 Kings Cross?

Yes, it is possible to travel from York to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 84 direct trains from York to London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross leave?

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

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

The last train from York to London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from York to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 173 miles (278 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from York to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from York to London Kings Cross start at £13.30 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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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 Kings Cross is right for you.

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