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London to York bus and train tickets

77 daily departures, tickets starting at £16.49, and the fastest trip in 1h 46m

London to York bus times

Check out the next buses departing from London to York for Sunday, 25 February

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
National Express
8h 58m
National Express
£37.8
Megabus
7h 23m
Megabus
£16.49
National Express
6h 23m
National Express
£21
National Express
6h 23m
National Express
£35
National Express
6h 18m
National Express
£27

Over 77 schedules for your journey.

Bus London to York

It takes an average of 6h 45m to travel from London to York by bus, over a distance of around 280 km. There are normally 13 buses per day traveling from London to York and tickets for this journey start from £16.49 when you book in advance.

Distance280 km
Price£16.49
Frequency13
Fastest5h 47m

Train London to York

It takes an average of 2h 19m to travel from London to York by train, over a distance of around 280 km. There are normally 64 trains per day traveling from London to York and tickets for this journey start from €63 when you book in advance.

Distance280 km
Price€63
Frequency64
Fastest1h 46m

What companies travel from London to York?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Choosing the perfect travel option from London to York is more than just point A to B. Here are the essential differences between train, bus, and car travel:

Travel Time: Trains whisk you to York in about 2 hours, making them the fastest option. Buses are slower, taking 4-6 hours. Driving can vary but usually takes around 4 hours.

Cost: Opting for the bus is kind on your wallet, usually less expensive than trains or driving. Early train bookings can be economical, while driving costs are shared among passengers.

Experience: Trains offer convenience and work-friendly environments. Buses allow for relaxed sightseeing. Driving offers flexibility and personal space to explore.

🧳 Covering 335 kilometers (208 miles), this short journey presents different travel experiences. Dive into the rest of our page to uncover all there is to know!

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Comparing bus and train options for your London to York journey reveals distinct advantages for each mode of transportation:

Speed and Time: Trains whisk you to York in about two hours, perfect for quick or business trips. Buses take longer, 5-6 hours, offering time to soak in the vistas.

Cost and Savings: If you’re watching your wallet, a bus ride provides substantial savings. In contrast, train travel, while sometimes more costly, cuts down on travel time.

Comfort and Amenities: Trains come with diverse dining choices and generally more space, while buses get you connected with complimentary Wi-Fi and power sources at your seat.

Bus vs Train

Frequently asked questions

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Cheapest Travel Options

Navigating from London to York has never been easier or more affordable. Travelers have the choice of buses by National Express or Megabus, offering prices as low as £10. Covering the route in 4 to 6 hours, these services cater to those aiming to save without sacrificing comfort.

Dive into a thrifty journey tailored to your needs, whether you’re a family seeking convenience, a business traveler on the go, or a solitary wanderer on a shoestring budget. From cozy train services with LNER to congenial car rides via BlaBlaCar, each option delivers both value and varying perks to match different travel styles and financial plans.

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Cheap tickets from London to York

The price of tickets from London to York is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from London to York by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes
Transport Trekker

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

John Anderson
John Anderson
Adventurous Explorer

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams
Transit Seeker

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

William Lewis
William Lewis
Commuting Maverick

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

Isabella Wright
Isabella Wright
Route Seeker

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

David Thompson
David Thompson
Nomadic Voyager

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Serene Wanderer

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez
Rail Trailblazer

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Bus Explorer

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Transit Connoisseur

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

Sophia Mitchell
Sophia Mitchell
Journey Enthusiast
Travel Hotspots

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