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Trains from London to Hartlepool

If you’re heading towards County Durham, Grand Central can help you book your London to Hartlepool train tickets in no time.

Whether you’re hoping to stroll along the North Sea coast or visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy, you can find a train journey to suit you.

With direct services every day, you’ll easily find London to Hartlepool train times to suit your schedule – without the worry of having to change trains during your journey, too. 

Arrive at your destination comfortably by hopping on one of the London Kings’ Cross to Hartlepool trains with Grand Central. To find out more about what you can expect on board, our train times and how to book your tickets, check the handy information below.

What is the average journey time from London to Hartlepool?

There are five direct Grand Central services from London King’s Cross to Hartlepool every weekday,  as well as weekend services too. This means that when you travel on one of our trains, you can sit back, relax and not have to move again until you have reached your final destination.

On average this journey will take you just over three hours, but it’s important to remember that exact London to Hartlepool train times will depend on what day and time you depart. Find a service to suit you by browsing our live arrivals and departure times today.

Please note, non-direct services are also available with connecting operators, but these will take longer, as you will have to make one or more changes along the way.

What is the distance between London and Hartlepool?

The distance between London and Hartlepool is approximately 224 miles, depending on which route you take. When you step on your London to Hartlepool train, why not utilise this time by catching up on your favourite TV show, reading your book, or getting some work done? Or, if you simply want to unwind, you can spend the journey taking in the scenery. 

Which London to Hartlepool train tickets should I buy?

There are various London to Hartlepool train ticket options available to book, and your choice will depend on when you are travelling, who you are travelling with and what class you’d like to travel in.

Off-peak trains are generally cheaper and quieter, but times will be restricted as to when you can travel. If you can be flexible and can hop on a train outside of the busy rush hours, you can benefit from these great value fares. 

It will also generally be more cost-effective to book Advance tickets online before you travel, rather than buying them from the station on the day. So, if you know exactly when you’d like to travel, it’s worth getting organised and buying them as soon as possible.

Another great way to save on your fare is by investing in a Railcard. With so many options available, there’s sure to be one to suit you.

For more advice, you can visit our Tickets page to explore the whole range of options available to you.

How do I book my London to Hartlepool train?

Here at Grand Central, we want to make booking your fare as hassle-free as possible. Once you have found the perfect journey for you, head over to our online booking platform to purchase your London to Hartlepool train tickets.

Simply enter your travel details, how many tickets you’d like, add any Railcards, then tap ‘Search and Buy’.

Please note that you are able to book train tickets for all operators via Grand Central and when viewing your journey online, all Grand Central services are marked with the symbol.

Make sure to visit our blog for tips about travelling, and stay informed on the move with the Grand Central app.

Things to do in Hartlepool

Boasting award-winning attractions such as the HMS Trincomalee and Hartlepool Historic Quay, this port town in County Durham provides plenty of fun for everyone. Dive into history at the Heugh Battery Museum, blow the cobwebs away with a walk along Seaton Carew Beach, or take a picnic to Ward Jackson Park – whatever you decide to do, we’re sure you’ll love everything Hartlepool has to offer. Plan your trip today and book your London to Hartlepool train tickets with Grand Central.

  • London Kings Cross to Sunderland
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               * Service running Monday only
    • Monday - Friday
      London Kings Cross 08:27 11:27 12:56 16:48 19:27
      York 10:25 13:23 14:51 18:43 21:23
      Thirsk 10:43 13:40 15:14 19:01 21:40
      Northallerton 10:59 13:49 15:23 19:10 21:49
      Eaglescliffe 11:17 14:04 15:46 19:28 22:05
      Hartlepool 11:38 14:24 16:13 19:53 22:24
      Sunderland (arrive) 12:04 14:51 16:38 20:21 22:52
    • Saturday
      London Kings Cross 11:27 13:18 16:48 19:27
      York 13:23 15:15 18:45 21:23
      Thirsk 13:40 15:37 19:03 21:39
      Northallerton 13:49 15:45 19:12 21:48
      Eaglescliffe 14:04 16:03 19:30 22:04
      Hartlepool 14:24 16:23 19:55 22:25
      Sunderland (arrive) 14:51 16:51 20:21 22:52
    • Sunday
      London Kings Cross 13:48 16:53 18:22
      York 15:38 18:41 20:12
      Thirsk 15:55 19:00 20:29
      Northallerton 16:07 19:11 20:43
      Eaglescliffe 16:24 19:32 21:01
      Hartlepool 16:46 19:55 21:26
      Sunderland (arrive) 17:10 20:21 21:51
    • 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.