Trains from London to York

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british_airways 141
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aer_lingus 101

London to York Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:118
Trains arrive in:York
Trains depart from:London
Train Ticket Price: 25
Distance:280 Kms
Train Companies:East Coast, Grand Central Trains

Trains from London to York

Trains in the United Kingdom are an efficient way of traveling between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in the UK. The first journey from London to York offered by East Coast or Grand Central Trains departs at 6:15 a.m. with the last service departing at 10:00 p.m. Trains are regular seven days a week, departing around every half hour up until the last two trains at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Occasionally, there is a third service every hour, though the time this service departs can vary. Most trains are direct, though a few require a change at Doncaster. Peak fares apply between 6:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., but do not apply in the evening.

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London to York Train Cost

Average prices for Trains from London to York when you book in advance

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London to York Trains: General Information

Travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All London to York trains are run by Virgin Trains East Coast or Grand Central Trains.
  • autobus All trains are direct, depart from London's King's Cross train station and arrive at York train station.
  • autobus Trains from London to York take as little as 1 hour and 48 minutes to arrive in York.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to York train tickets 1-2 days in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to York trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 40% cheaper to book a London to York train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • Finally, London to York train costs are 59% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from London

All trains from London to York depart from King's Cross station, which is located close to the Camden area in London. It is less than a ten-minute walk from the center of Camden and can also be accessed by tube and bus. Tube services run seven days a week until late from Camden underground station, departing every five minutes and reaching King's Cross in around four minutes. Buses from Camden town center to King's Cross are just as frequent but take slightly longer to reach King's Cross station.

Getting into York by Train

York is a beautiful northern English city with a rich cultural heritage. It is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, York Minister, and was voted European Tourist City of the Year in 2007. York railway station is less than a five-minute walk from the city center and can be also easy to reach by bus, with services departing every five minutes from Parliament Street. Taxi services are also available.

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