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London to York by Train, Bus and Car

How to get from London to York

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Details of how to get from London to York by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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London to York by Train

UK Travel Tip The cheapest train fares are those designated "Advance" - how far in advance depends upon the journey as most rail companies offer advance fares on a first come first served basis. Advance tickets are usually sold as one-way or "single" tickets. Whether or not you buy advance tickets, always compare the "single" ticket price to the round trip or "return" price as it is often cheaper to buy two single tickets rather than one round trip ticket.

There are two trains an hour for York Station from London King's Cross Station. The trip takes a little over 2 hours, with advance round trip fares starting of £50.

 

London to York by Bus

UK Travel Tip National Express offers a limited number of "funfare" promotional tickets that are very cheap (£6.50 for a £39.00 fare, for example). These can only be purchased on line and they are usually posted on the website a month to a few weeks before the trip. It is worth checking the website to see if "funfare" tickets are available for your chosen journey.

National Express run at least four direct journeys a day to York (opposite York Railway Station) from London Victoria Coach Station . The journey takes 5 hours 15 minutes. Several other trips, running 6 hours, also stop in Leeds. Tickets, which can be booked online, cost just over £32. There is usually a 50pence booking fee for online bookings.

 

London to York by Car

York is 210 miles north of London via the M1, M18, A1 and A64 roads. It takes 4 hours to drive. Keep in mind that gasoline, called petrol in the UK, is sold by the liter (a little more than a quart) and the price is usually more than $1 a quart.

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