Skip to main content

Standalone QTT

Page Title

Trains from Thirsk to Northallerton

North York moors

Are you ready for a country escape with a difference? With its bustling market and prime location, Northallerton is the perfect destination for a short visit or longer stay – and you can get there in no time when you hop on a Grand Central train from Thirsk to Northallerton

If you’re planning to travel to this corner of North Yorkshire, read on. This guide brings you everything you need to book your trip, including journey duration on your Thirsk to Northallerton train, times that our trains operate, and how to get the best price on your fares. So, all you’ll need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. You’re sure of a relaxing experience when you choose to travel with us.

How frequent is the Thirsk to Northallerton train?

We’ve made it easy for you to find our trains from Thirsk to Northallerton. Simply look for the GC logo when planning your trip and book the Grand Central service you want. 

What are the average Thirsk to Northallerton train times?

A direct Thirsk to Northallerton train journey with Grand Central takes around 10 minutes on average.

Which ticket do I need for my Thirsk to Northallerton train?

Now that you know the timings of when you want to travel, you can book the train tickets from Thirsk to Northallerton that fit with your travel plans. First, are you doing a day trip to Northallerton? If so, you’ll need to book a Return ticket to Thirsk. If Northallerton is your final stop, you’ll need a Single ticket.

From there, you can choose from the different types of train tickets that are available. These are designed to suit different requirements, such as when you’re travelling and the number of people you’ll be travelling with.

If you’d like to get to Northallerton outside rush hour, an Off-peak ticket could be exactly what you need. These often cost less than fares for peak travel times and the journey is usually quieter.

Don’t want to commit to a specific time? Our Anytime train tickets offer the flexibility you need. On the other hand, if you have exact timings in mind, Advance fares let you book a specific train from Thirsk to Northallerton. 

How can I get cheap train tickets from Thirsk to Northallerton?

For cheap train tickets from Thirsk to Northallerton, book in advance. The fare tends to cost less if you buy ahead rather than on the day. To get the best price for your trip, check the train timetable as soon as you know when you want to travel and see how much the tickets will be. The price could potentially go up if you leave booking until a later date, so it’s worth securing them as early as you can. 

Another great way to save on your rail fare is by seeing if you’re eligible for a Railcard. This could get you up to 1/3 off most ticket prices on selected routes across the UK. Better still, they’re valid for a year. There are different Railcards available, so it’s worth checking to see if you qualify for one, especially if you take the train a lot.

What services are there on Grand Central trains to Northallerton?

You can choose from a range of onboard facilities on our Thirsk to Northallerton trains. These are designed to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

Will you need to go online? The free Wi-Fi service we offer as standard on our trains allows you to easily check your emails or listen to a podcast, preserving your data in the process.

If you want to grab a coffee or a quick snack, you can choose from the food and drink we offer on board. We aim to include this service where possible and always try to include fresh food from independent suppliers.

While it’s more than comfortable in our Standard carriages, you can take your journey up a level when you choose First Class travel. Here, you can make the most of the extra leg room and lie back in your reclining seat.

How do I book tickets for a Thirsk to Northallerton train?

To book your trip on a Grand Central Thirsk to Northallerton train, start by heading to the journey planner and letting us know your travel information. This is where you’ll need to choose the train times and fare that works for you.

After that, you can choose how you want your tickets to be delivered. We can send them to you as an e-ticket or you might prefer to collect your tickets from the vending machine at the station on the day you’re travelling to Northallerton. If it’s easier, we’re happy to pop them in the post to you.

You’ll also be asked to reserve a seat for your journey. Seat reservations are a requirement across all Grand Central routes.

Next, click on the ‘Continue’ button, double-check your journey details, and pay. From there, you’re all booked on your Northallerton train.

Things to do in Northallerton

Located in Herriot Country – so-named after the North Yorkshire region’s famous author, James Herriot – Northallerton is, at first glance, a stunning location for a peaceful countryside break. While this is true, it’s also a vibrant town with plenty to offer visitors.

If you want to do a spot of shopping, Northallerton Market’s stalls are packed with fresh produce and plenty of crafts and other treats. There are also lots of independent shops and outlets here, from gift stores to cafés. If it’s a brew and cake you long for, pop along to Bettys. Here, you can tuck into a Fat Rascal and other moreish treats.

The town’s heritage is easy to spot, too, with the beautiful Church of All Saints taking centre stage. This religious site dates from 1120. However, Northallerton’s past stretches further back and it was once an administrative centre for the Vikings. From there, it went on to become a coaching stop, attracting Charles Dickens who penned some of his novel, Nicholas Nickleby during his time here.

Another historical gem is Mount Grace Priory. This is considered to be the best-preserved Carthusian house in England and well worth a visit.

While there’s so much to do in Northallerton, you might want to use it as a base. The Moors and Dales are right on the doorstep and the picturesque village of Osmotherley is close to the Coast to Coast path and the Cleveland Way. So, bring your walking boots, book your table at Betty’s tea rooms, and hop on the next Thirsk to Northallerton train to explore this pretty town and its surrounding areas.

London Kings Cross to Sunderland