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Trains from York to Hartlepool

Transporter bridge near Hartlepool

Are you looking to visit somewhere different? Then Hartlepool may be just the place. A port town 17 miles south-east of Durham, Hartlepool is full of character and charm. Known by many as the place that a monkey was hanged after being mistaken for a French spy, this quirky town is on many people’s list of places to visit. 

Whether you’re heading north for the day or planning a longer trip, Grand Central trains are perfect for getting you there. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve put together a handy guide to give you everything you need to know. From securing the best value train tickets from York to Hartlepool, to how long the journey will take and what to do when you get there, we’ve got it all covered. Read on if you’re planning a trip.  

How often do trains from York to Hartlepool run?

Our services vary depending on when you wish to travel, with weekdays and weekends having different timetables. On Mondays to Fridays, our services start at 10.25 and run until 21:23. On Sundays, our first train departs at 15.38 with regular trains running until 20:12. 

Finding the next York to Hartlepool train is easy. Simply look out for the GC  logo and away you go. 

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

York to Hartlepool trains run regularly throughout the day and take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes, platform to platform. Rather than battle with traffic and expensive parking, let us take you into the port city. Whenever you choose to travel, you’ll enjoy a smooth, stress-free journey by hopping on a Grand Central Service. 

What services are there on Grand Central trains to Hartlepool?

To make your journey as comfortable as possible, we offer a range of onboard facilities for you to make the most of during your trip. 

We know how annoying it can be when you’re streaming your favourite podcast or playlist only to go through a spot of no signal. That’s why we offer free Wi-Fi onboard our trains as standard. With Grand Central, you can surf the web without having to use up your mobile data. 

If you get peckish onboard, we also have food and drink available on our services. You can get everything from fresh sandwiches sourced from local suppliers to premium Italian coffee delivered straight to your seat. If you choose to upgrade to First Class, you’ll not only benefit from more legroom and reclining seats, but you’ll get free refreshments included in your ticket price. 

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

When thinking about booking your York to Hartlepool train tickets, the exact one you’ll need depends entirely on your travel plans. If you’re planning to return to York, then you’ll need to make sure you’ve booked a return ticket. If, on the other hand, Hartlepool is where you’ll be spending a little while longer, you’ll only need a Single. 

But that’s not all. There are lots of different types of tickets for you to choose from depending on the time of travel and how many passengers you’re travelling with. 

If you like to be spontaneous and aren’t quite sure what time you’ll want to travel, Anytime train tickets are perfect as you can hop on any service that fits your schedule. If you like to meticulously plan your trip, then our Advance fares will secure you a seat on your preferred service. Not only that, booking in advance tends to be cheaper too. 

Can you travel at quieter times? You can secure yourself cheaper fares with an Off-Peak ticket.   

How can I secure cheap train tickets from York to Hartlepool?

To secure cheap train tickets from York to Hartlepool it’s best to book well in advance as it’s usually cheaper than buying tickets on the day. As soon as you know the dates you’d like to travel, check the timetables to secure a great ticket price.  

Another way to save money on your fares is with a Railcard. If you’re eligible, you’ll get up to 1/3 off your ticket price. There are lots of different Railcards to choose from, so take a look online to check if you qualify for one. If you do, you can start saving straight away. 

How do I book train tickets from York to Hartlepool?

It’s quick and easy to book your tickets from York to Hartlepool online. First things first: take a look at our journey planner and let us know where you’ll be going and when. 

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be shown the different York to Hartlepool train times and fares for that trip. Simply select the one that works best and you’re away. 

Then, all that’s left is to let us know how you want to receive your tickets. You can opt for an e-ticket, postal delivery, or station collection. Whatever you decide, let us know and we’ll make sure you have your tickets ready for your journey. 

As part of the booking process, you’ll be asked to reserve a seat. For this journey, all passengers need a seat reservation, so please ensure you have completed this step. You can request a seat with a table or one that’s close to a plug sockets too.

Things to do in Hartlepool

You may have heard the old myth about Hartlepool hanging a shipwrecked monkey instead of a French spy during the Napoleonic war after a terrible case of mistaken identity. But what is there to do in this legendary place?

Seventeen miles south-east of Durham and 20 miles from Sunderland, this north-east fishing town has lots to offer. No trip to Hartlepool would be complete without a stop off at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Nestled onto the quays in Hartlepool, the museum offers so much more than just a nice view. Go back in time to the 18th century and if you’re up to it, jump aboard the oldest floating British warship. 

If relaxation is what you crave, then what about a trip to the Seaton Carew Beach? As one of the most popular (and cleanest) beaches in the north-east, it’s perfect for both winter walks and summer sandcastle making.

If you’re staying for a little while longer, then a quick visit to Durham Castle is a must. In the heart of Durham’s World Heritage Site sits the 11th century castle. Steeped in history and prehistoric charm, it was originally built for William the Conqueror in 1072 and is filled with ancient artefacts and impressive Norman architecture. 

Feeling adventurous? Hartlepool is moments away from the countryside and offers some picturesque walks that range from a couple of kilometres to long hikes. 

All that’s left to do is pack some wellies, book your castle tickets, and hop on one of our comfortable trains from York to Hartlepool. Your adventure awaits. 


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