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Trains from York to Hartlepool

Nestled on the coastline between Middlesbrough and Sunderland, Hartlepool offers a great day out for all the family.

Whether you are a football fan visiting Hartlepool United Football Club or you’re looking for a culture fix at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, we can help find a train service to get you there.

What is the average journey time from York to Hartlepool?

Grand Central operates five services from York to Hartlepool every weekday, giving you plenty of departure alternatives. Direct services can take as little as 1 hour and 4 minutes, although this will depend on which day and at what time you travel.

Alternative routes with station changes are also available to book via our booking platform, however, the journey time for these services will be longer.

Journey times on weekends and Bank Holidays may also be longer than weekday services.

What is the distance between York and Hartlepool?

The distance between York and Hartlepool is approximately 51 miles, depending on which route you take.

What train ticket do I need from York to Hartlepool?

There is a variety of ticket options available to book for your journey to Hartlepool. The best option to suit you will depend on what day of the week and what time you want to travel. It will also depend on whether you want a Single ticket to terminate in Hartlepool, or whether you are also looking for a Return journey back to York at some point.

Off-peak trains are generally cheaper and quieter, but times will be restricted as to when you can travel. It is also usually more cost-effective to book Advance tickets online before you travel, rather than buying them from the station on the day of travel. This will also make your journey more stress-free. If you are travelling with children or have a Railcard, then you may be able to save even more money on your journey.

For more advice, you can visit our Tickets page to explore all the options available for your journey. 

How do I book tickets from York to Hartlepool?

Once you are ready to confirm your journey, you can head over to our booking page to purchase your tickets.

Simply enter all your journey requirements onto the page to see a full list of ticket types available to purchase.

  • 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.