London to York
by Train

Going from London to York by train is easy, and is by far the best way of making a day trip to York from London. Trains to York leave from London's King's Cross station, and in the morning there are direct trains every thirty minutes. 

A Japanese Bullet Train at the National Railway Museum in York
Photo (c) Mike Gerrard

Journey Time

The journey time is about two hours. You will need to leave York at about 7-8pm to return to London, as later trains sometimes require a change, and the last train, at the time of writing, is 9.40pm, arriving in London just after midnight. There are then no further trains till early the following morning.

York Railway Station

The York train station is a busy station and is on the main east coast London-Scotland route. It is an easy 10-15 minute walk to the city centre, and the National Railway Museum is naturally close by the station.

London to York:
Train Times, Prices and Routes

Check the current times and prices of trains from London to York on the National Rail Enquiries website. You can often find the best train ticket prices online at the Raileasy website.


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