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Trains from Thirsk to York

York North Yorkshire

Planning an adventure? Head to York! This ancient city is packed with fantastic sights and fabulous attractions. Whether you’re visiting for a day or staying for a while, allow Grand Central to get you there on a Thirsk to York train. 

Here, we’ve covered everything you need to know, from journey duration to train times. Once you’ve read our guide, all you’ll need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

How frequent are trains from Thirsk to York train station?

During the week, the first Grand Central Thirsk to York train leaves at 08.03 and there are seven of these services throughout the day. On Saturdays, there are six Grand Central trains and the first is at 08.04, while Sundays see four trains depart from Thirsk train station to York.  

We’ve made it easy for you to book on to a Grand Central train. Simply look out for the GC logo when planning your trip. 

What is the average journey time on a Thirsk to York train?

On average, the train times on our Thirsk to York service are under 20 minutes and these routes are direct. However, there are some that involve a change, which takes the full journey time to around 35 minutes, so it’s worth double-checking before you book so you know whether you’ll need to change at Northallerton.  

Whichever service you book, when you choose Grand Central, you’ll be able to take your seat and enjoy a smooth, hassle-free trip on our trains. 

What services are available on Grand Central’s Thirsk to York train?

We want every part of your journey from Thirsk to York train station to be enjoyable. That’s why we’ve introduced a full range of onboard facilities to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible from the moment you step on board. 

If you’re feeling peckish, you can take your pick from our food and drink selection to fuel you up for your trip to the city. There are sandwiches, snacks and a choice of hot and cold drinks available, so you’re sure to find a tasty treat. 

As well as snacks, you can also stay connected during your journey. Whether you need to write an email or you’re doing some last-minute planning for your York visit, our free Wi-Fi is available to all passengers and will save you using up your data. 

For the ultimate luxury, why not upgrade to First Class? Here, you can sit back in your reclining seat, enjoy the extra legroom and at-seat service with complimentary refreshments – a totally indulgent start to your trip! 

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

When you want to travel and the number of people you’ll be travelling with will affect the type of ticket you’ll need for your Thirsk to York train. Be sure to check the types of tickets available before you book so that you bag the best price. 

Another key factor is whether you’re staying in York or heading back to Thirsk. You’ll need a Return ticket if you’re not staying, but if York is your final stop, you’ll need to buy a Single ticket.  

Also, if you know the exact date and time you want to travel, you might find that an Advance ticket is the best type of ticket for you. Alternatively, if you can be flexible with your train times from Thirsk to York, an Anytime fare could be a better option.  

The time of day you travel is also important. If you’re happy to avoid the rush hour, you could save money and enjoy a quieter journey with our Off-peak fares

To work out which of these ticket types is best for you, use our journey planner.

How can I secure tickets from Thirsk to York train station?

It’s easy to buy tickets for your journey from Thirsk train station to York. The most cost-effective option is to book an Advance ticket, rather than buying your tickets on the day you’re travelling. 

Do you have a Railcard? If you qualify for one, you could save as much as 1/3 on your journey to York, along with other routes across the UK. Check today to see if you’re eligible. 

How do I book tickets for my Thirsk to York train?

Booking your train tickets is quick and easy with Grand Central. Simply let us know your travel details in our journey planner and select your ticket option. 

When you’ve chosen the fare that’s right for you, you’ll be asked to select the method of delivery. You can opt for an e-ticket, collect your tickets at the station or have them delivered by post. From there, all you need to do is select the ‘Continue’ button, check that your travel details are correct, and complete the payment. Then, your Thirsk to York train journey will be all booked. 

Things to do in York

There’s so much to do when you step off the Thirsk to York train that a day isn’t likely to be enough. From legendary attractions such as the majestic York Minster and Clifford’s Tower, to hidden gems like Barley Hall and classics such as Jorvik Viking Centre, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re here. 

As well as the many sights, there are also plenty of shops. If you’re looking for a spot of retail therapy, you can visit high street favourites and high-end boutiques, as well as the independent stores that you’ll find in and around Stonegate and Fossgate. 

And if you’re hungry, you’re spoilt for choice. There are established eateries, one-off restaurants, and lots of pubs.

So, whether you’re visiting for a few hours or you’re staying overnight, you’ll find lots to see and do in York. 

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.