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Trains from Hartlepool to York

York City walls

Thinking about taking a trip to the quaint city of York? Whether it’s for a tour around the historical sites or you’re meeting friends in one of the many Olde English ale houses, we’ll get you there in ease on one of our stylish and comfortable Hartlepool to York trains. 

This handy guide will make planning your next trip a breeze! Here you will find everything you’ll need to know about how you’ll get to York with Grand Central, including Hartlepool to York train times that fit your schedule, interesting things to discover while in York and the different services we can offer you.

How often can you expect a Hartlepool to York train? 

You can travel with us on any day of the week. On weekdays, we have 5 services, the first train from Hartlepool to York departing at 07.05. On a Saturday, our first of 5 services will leave Hartlepool at 07.08. On a Sunday, the first of our 4 services departs at 09.47. If you value style and comfort when travelling, keep an eye out for the symbol when organising your journey. 

How long will the average Hartlepool to York train journey take?

Our direct trains from Hartlepool to York take a little over an hour on average, so you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your journey with some music or that book you’ve been meaning to read for ages. Settle down into one of our comfy seats and enjoy the view with a coffee – we’ve got this covered. Travelling with other operators from Hartlepool to York may mean you need to change trains, adding to your journey time.

What services can I enjoy on a Grand Central train? 

You can expect top-quality service from all of us here at Grand Central, and that doesn’t stop once you’ve bought your ticket.

Make use of our range of facilities and enjoy stress-free travel from the moment you step on board to the minute you arrive at your destination. 

You won’t have to worry about getting hungry or thirsty on our trains – we have plenty of delicious food and drink aboard our services to keep you feeling energised for your day ahead. You can also benefit from our free Wi-Fi – perfect for keeping yourself connected, streaming a movie or even researching the destination. 

If you have a long journey ahead and want some extra legroom, complete with a reclining seat so you can rest easy, upgrade to First Class and give those legs a stretch! Catch up on some rest so that you’re feeling refreshed, ready for exploring when you arrive. 

What’s more, in First Class you’ll enjoy an at-seat service and complimentary refreshments throughout the journey. Simply upgrade your ticket and sit back! 

Which ticket should I buy for my journey from Hartlepool to York? 

The type of ticket you will need to use to board our services will depend on when you plan to travel, if you require a return journey to Hartlepool and how many people are travelling with you. If you plan on heading back after your visit to York, you’ll want to book a Return ticket. If you aim to stay in York for a while, a Single fare ticket would be best. 

When choosing the right ticket for your Hartlepool to York train it’s important to consider how flexible you are with time. If you must be in York for a certain time and you know which service will get you there, you can book an Advance ticket. If you maybe need to be more flexible with your arrival time, you can book an Anytime ticket instead. 

Off-peak fares are great for when you’re able to avoid rush hour, meaning that you’re often greeted with a quieter carriage and cheaper travel to York. 

Use our journey planner to find out what type of ticket your trip qualifies for – this shows you all of the Hartlepool to York train times and enables you to check ticket prices and types.

If you’re still unsure about which ticket you should buy, you can speak to our friendly team. We’ll be more than happy to help get you moving in the right direction. 

What’s the best way to secure cheap train tickets from Hartlepool to York?

If you want the best deal on cheap train tickets from Hartlepool to York, we suggest booking ahead instead of on the day of departure.

Using a Railcard can also help you save money when booking. Railcards can save you up to 1/3 on your ticket price and can be used on this route as well as others across the UK for a whole year when purchased. There are different types of Railcard to suit your needs, from students to seniors and more. Check online to see if you are eligible. 

How do I book tickets for a Hartlepool to York train?

At Grand Central, we’ve made booking your Hartlepool to York train tickets a doddle. Once you’ve decided on the best date and train time to suit your journey, pop your travel details in the journey planner and choose the appropriate ticket. 

You’ll then decide how you want to receive your tickets. You can choose to have them sent to your phone or in the app as an e-ticket, to collect at your station of departure or have them delivered by post – whatever works best for you. 

Then, hit the ‘Continue’ button, double check your details are all correct, and complete your payment. Then all you have to do is sit and wait for the big day to arrive! 

Things to do in York

The city of York, founded by the ancient Romans, is full of history, heritage and even some magic. Did you know that The Shambles in York is believed to be one of the inspirations for Harry Potter’s famous Diagon Alley? 

Check out the beautiful 13th century Gothic Minster or enjoy some decadent refreshments at the famous Betty’s Tearooms. Learn about Vikings and The Battle of York at Jorvik Viking Centre and try one of the many tipples at The House of Trembling Madness. 

With beautiful gardens filled with church ruins and floral arrangements, York has got it all. Plus, with a wide variety of high-street stores and trinket shops, you can treat yourself to some retail therapy. You might have to come back again in order to fit it all in! 

Sunderland to London Kings Cross

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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.