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Trains from London to York

Are you looking for a quick and hassle-free way to get from London to York? Then why not take advantage one of our fantastic services from the capital? Grand Central runs five daily trains from Kings Cross to York Monday to Saturday and four services on Sunday, so you’re sure to find a time that suits your schedule. 

Our journey times from London to York are typically less than two hours, making it quick and easy to access this historic city. Plus, with train tickets from Kings Cross to York starting at just £13.30 one way, your trip won’t break the bank either. Take a look at our departure and arrival times below and book your London to York train with us online.

Why travel from London to York with Grand Central?

We want to make your journey as simple as possible. That’s why we offer five daily trains from Kings Cross to York from Monday to Saturday, and four services on a Sunday – so you can travel at a time to suit you. 

Typically, our journey times from London to York take under two hours, so you’ll be getting on with the rest of your day in no time. But while you are aboard, we want to make your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as we can. All our Grand Central trains from London Kings Cross to York have free WiFi – so you can stay connected, get on with some work or catch up on your favourite podcast. We also offer a range of refreshments on board most services, from tea and coffee to fresh sandwiches and snacks, so you arrive fresh and ready to go.

How do I find the cheapest fares from London Kings Cross to York?

When it comes to the cost of our train tickets from Kings Cross to York – we’re here to help you find the most wallet-friendly fare possible. We have a number of cost-saving tips, including booking Advance tickets, travelling Off-Peak, using our Grand Central Carnet tickets and investing in a Railcard. Check out our guide offering five ways to save money on train travel for more information.

How do I book train tickets from Kings Cross to York online?

Booking London to York train tickets online is simple with us. All you need to do is enter your journey details into the search boxes at the top of this page, including the date, time, number of passengers and any Railcards you have. Hit ‘Search and Buy’ and we’ll show you all the relevant train times, ticket types and the cost of each option. 

Please note that we sell train tickets for all operators – the Grand Central services are marked with our 'GC' icon. 

Once you’ve found the right train from Kings Cross to York, you can choose your delivery method, select seat preferences and checkout. It’s as easy as that! 

What is there to do in York?

York is a beautiful city packed full of history and character. With its ancient architecture, quaint cobbled streets, fantastic restaurants, and picturesque riverside, it’s no wonder that millions flock here every year.

During a trip to York, it’s essential to visit the iconic 7th century Minster. You can marvel at the amazing handcrafted stonework and beautiful stained-glass windows as well as heading up the tower for fantastic views across the city – weather depending! Those wanting to embrace its history should also head to the famous Shambles – a narrow cobbled street where old timber-framed buildings are home to charming sweet shops, jewellers and gift stores.

If the sun is shining, you can take to the river on one of the boats to see the city from the water. Or those looking for a little retail therapy can take advantage of the many fantastic shops sprinkled throughout. There’s also plenty of great dining options to enjoy, including traditional old English pubs, modern bars and everything in between. 

York also serves as an excellent base for exploring North Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors nearby, and the seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby just a short journey away. If you’ve booked your London to York train tickets and want to know more things to do when you arrive, take a look at our things to do in York page.

Ready to organise your trip from London Kings Cross to York?

If you’re ready to book your tickets from London to York, you can get started by entering your details at the top of this page. Need more information? You can explore our ticket types, see our live arrivals and departures, or head to our help centre for more assistance.

  • London Kings Cross to Sunderland
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
    • Monday - Friday
      London Kings Cross 12:45 20:21
      York 14:51 22:28
      Thirsk 15:14 22:46
      Northallerton 15:23 22:54
      Eaglescliffe 15:46 23:01
      Hartlepool 16:12 23:29
      Sunderland (arrive) 16:38 23:55

      The 20:21 London King's Cross - Sunderland service additionally calls at Doncaster at 22:01

    • Saturday
      London Kings Cross 12:45 16:45 18:45
      York 14:51 18:42 20:44
      Thirsk 15:12 19:00 21:01
      Northallerton 15:21 19:09 21:10
      Eaglescliffe 15:45 19:28 21:28
      Hartlepool 16:10 19:53 21:53
      Sunderland (arrive) 16:38 20:21 22:21
    • Sunday
      London Kings Cross 14:44 16:52 18:46
      York 16:55 18:41 21:00
      Thirsk 17:12 19:00 21:17
      Northallerton 17:20 19:11 21:22
      Eaglescliffe 17:40 19:32 21:41
      Hartlepool 18:05 19:55 22:10
      Sunderland (arrive) 18:36 20:21 22:36
    • 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.