Cheap Train Tickets to York

Trains to York: Overview

Main Train StationsYork railway station
Popular Destinations in the UKManchester, Leeds, London, Cardiff
Popular Destinations in EuropeParis, Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam (Change in London
Nearest Coach StationYork Coach Station
Avg Train Ticket Price£ 40.15
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains East Coast
  • Grand Central Trains
  • More

Travelling by train is the fastest and most convenient way to get to York and takes just two hours from London Kings Cross Station with either Virgin East Coast trains, or Grand Central trains. Trains depart hourly, most trains are direct to York, although some trains that depart outside of peak times require a change at Doncaster. Trains also depart from Edinburgh and take around two hours 30 minutes, other train routes departing form York go towards Liverpool, Blackpool and cities in the midlands.


Main Train Companies and routes to York



Trains to York: Train Companies & Departure Cities


Which train operating companies run trains to York? The city of York is serviced by rail networks from several destinations in the UK. There are regular direct trains from London offered by East Coast Virgin Trains and Grand Central Trainsy.

Which cities have direct trains to York? Plenty UK cities such as London, Leeds and Bristol serve direct trains to York. Although other major UK cities frequently offer in-direct trains to York including Cardiff, Aberdeen, Brighton and many more.

Tips for booking cheap trains to York


How far in advance to book trains to York? The best time to book trains to York in advance is about 12 weeks before your ideal date of departure.

How much are train tickets to York? Due to York's popularity, cheap trains tickets can be found quite easily when you book in advance. The average price from London to York would fall around £15, but on the other end of the spectrum trains from Edinburgh can be closer to £40, even when booked in advanced.

How can I save money on train tickets to York?For people wanting to travel to York by train, it can be worth buying a railcard before setting off. These entitle the holder to one third off train tickets on National Rail services. For people regularly planning to take the train to York, the Network Railcard is valid for people of any age to travel in the York and Network South East region. However, these are just one way to ensure you save money, there are other steps you can follow in order to book cheap train tickets.

Station info and getting to the city centre


What are the main stations in York? The main station of arrival is York Victorian station, voted the best railway station in the counrtyr. The station is just a short five minute walk to the city centre which is full of tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants.

If you have luggage there is a taxi rank just outside the station. The city itself is best seen by foot or by bike with hire companies easy to find around the centre. Local buses are also available and take visitors to and from main tourist attraction, daily and weekly bus tickets can be purchased to save money.



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Local Time 05:54
Pound Sterling
Population 144,200
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Languages English

How expensive is York?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in York costs 13.4% more than in the rest of the country.


Prices in York are on around the same as other cities in United Kingdom.

Public Transport

Public transport in York costs around 46.8% less than national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in York is about the same as in the rest of United Kingdom.

Trains to York

via Canterbury West Ashford International Station London St Pancras London Kings Cross York
duration: 03:47 hrs
first: 10:45
last: 10:45
earliest: 14:32
last: 14:32
  • Canterbury West
  • Ashford International Station
  • London St Pancras
  • London Kings Cross
  • York


06/11/2015 10:45 - 14:32 £76.36
via Exeter Central Exeter St Davids York
duration: 05:37 hrs
first: 08:53
last: 08:53
earliest: 14:30
last: 14:30
  • Exeter Central
  • Exeter St Davids
  • York


26/11/2015 08:53 - 14:30 £88.09
via Liverpool Lime Street York
duration: 02:14 hrs
first: 10:22
last: 10:22
earliest: 12:36
last: 12:36
  • Liverpool Lime Street
  • York


21/12/2015 10:22 - 12:36 £17.68