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Trains from Hartlepool to London

Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament

Heading into the capital for work? Perhaps you’ve got a meeting or need to catch up with a client? Or maybe you’ve planned an overdue catch-up with friends? Whatever your reason for heading into the city, travelling on a Hartlepool to London train couldn’t be easier. 

With five direct Grand Central services every weekday, as well as weekend services, you can make your way at your convenience. So, why not allow us to get you to the capital for your morning meeting or your weekend away?

What do Hartlepool to London train times look like?

Grand Central trains from Hartlepool to London King’s Cross run five times a day on weekdays, with services starting at 07:05 and finishing in the evening.  Always be sure to check departure times before you travel though, as they may change. 

What is the average journey time from Hartlepool to London?

On average, our direct service from Hartlepool station to London King’s Cross will take just over three hours. However, journey times will vary depending on your departure date and time. Our direct services are perfect for allowing yourself the time to sit back, relax and not worry about having to make changes throughout your journey. 

For complete peace of mind, it’s always best to check the online timetables for the most accurate journey duration.

Non-direct services are also available with connecting operators, but please note these journeys will take longer.

What is the distance between Hartlepool and London?

The distance between Hartlepool and London is approximately 224 miles, depending on which route you take. This will provide you with a great opportunity to unwind, read a book, listen to a podcast or simply take in the scenery. 

What services are there on a Grand Central Hartlepool to London train?

Here at Grand Central, we are proud to offer a wide variety of fantastic services – and this is no different on a Hartlepool to London train. On board with us, you can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, which you can use to catch up with friends, download and watch a film, send some emails or tick some things off your to-do list.

If you get peckish along the way, you can choose from a selection of delicious fresh food, including sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up on the way to work, you can enjoy a smooth Lavazza coffee, or on your way home and unwinding, a real ale from the Little Valley Brewery should do the trick.  

Like a little more legroom on your way in? Our Hartlepool to London trains also provide the option of a First Class service, where you can stretch out on a reclining seat while dining on complimentary refreshments. 

What ticket do I need for my Hartlepool to London train?

There are various ticket types you can choose for your journey, and the right ticket for you will depend on what day and time you wish to travel. It will also depend on whether you will be ending your journey in London, or whether you require a Return ticket from London back to Hartlepool.

In general, it is more cost-effective to book Advance tickets for your journey, so if you’re looking for cheap train tickets from Hartlepool to London King’s Cross, for example, try to buy your tickets before the day of travel.

If you have a Railcard or you’re a regular traveller then you could benefit from even further discounts.

Not sure which one to book? Why not speak to a member of the team who will be more than happy to help. 

How do I book a Grand Central train from Hartlepool to London?

Booking your Hartlepool to London train is simple with our online booking platform. Simply enter your required date and time of travel into our journey planner, and you will be able to select from a range of tickets available for that journey.

Don’t forget to add in any Railcard details, which will be reflected in your ticket price.

Also, be sure to visit our Grand Central blog for handy travel tips and news before you set off.

Things to do in London

Whether you fancy seeing the city from the sky on the London Eye, taking a walk along the Thames Path, or sipping on cocktails while catching up with friends, there’s an activity to suit everyone in London.

If the sun is shining, take a stroll through Hyde Park before making your way to the vibrant borough of Camden for some lunch. If shopping is more your thing, you can head to Oxford Street where you’ll find a collection of flagship stores for over 1.5 miles. 

Finish the day off with some incredible cuisine in the likes of Shoreditch, Soho or Notting Hill, which all boast a number of renowned restaurants.

For more activity ideas, take a look at our London destination page.

Sunderland to London Kings Cross

  • Peak services (except Fridays)
  • Service running Monday only
One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.