York to London train

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Find the best prices for train tickets York to London

from £12.80 MORE 2h11m
Other modes of transport available to travel from York to London
from £11.00 MORE 6h12m

Travel information for your train journey

York London train

Route York to London

Train duration 2h11m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city York, England
Distance 174 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £12.80

Find your ticket on gopili to see the different operators for your train connecting York (Yorkshire and the Humber England) to London (London England). The services on board will change depending on the train company.

The train is a fast and convenient solution to get to London from York. The average train time between York to London is 2h11m to travel the 174 miles.

The cheapest fare we've found for the next month is £12.80 one way.

How to find cheap train tickets York to London ?

Finding cheap train tickets is not easy as travelling by train can cost a lot. Therefore we would like to highlight our tricks to find cheap train tickets York to London.

  • To travel at the lowest fares you need to purchase your ticket in advance. A good timing to book your advance train ticket is around 12 weeks before. Therefore you must try to book abount 90 days in advance. With this technique you can enjoy great savings of up to 80%.
  • If you want to get cheap train tickets, you have to avoid travelling during peak times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket York to London will be cheaper.
  • It's very common that two singles are cheaper than a return ticket, so you should always check both fares when travelling if you want to pay less.
  • Split-ticketing for your journey to London is another way to reduce the cost. It is entirely legitimate to split your ticket into 2 or more tickets covering the different stages of your journey, as long as the train you're in calls at the stations you've bought your tickets from.

York - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train ticket is bought. Getting your train from York to London in advance will enable you to spend less for your train.

We found tickets available from £19 when purchasing your ticket 2 months in advance which is 60% cheaper than the best fare we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Book cheap train from York to London

York to London train ticket can be purchased using different options:

Buying your train tickets online is simple and can be done quickly. The rail operators give the ability to do it using their website.Tickets are ready to collect at the station only 2 hours after you bought them via the self-service ticket machine. Remember that you will need the card used for the booking and your collection number.

If you would rather have a chat with an advisor that will help you buy your ticket, you are able to do it with most rail companies.

Depending on the station, you are able to either get your train ticket at the ticket office or via a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the office hours.

By using our fast and easy to use search engine, you will be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major rail operators. Gopili can help you get cheap train tickets from York to London! Please note, train tickets London to York are also available for your return train.

Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of rail tickets York to London offered by each company, allowing travellers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can buy tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of train ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be booked 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. In general, the earlier you book them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. However, you can change the hours and the date of the trip before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering a good quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can buy tickets at any time, in advance or just before the trip. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are completely flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be booked in advance or directly before travel. There are no limitations on when you want to travel, however you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.

You can also buy a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Normally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the England.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

Best price found for train ticket from York to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from York to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your York to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

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Discount York to London train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the five different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your York London train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

As an example, train tickets from York to London cost on average £25.94 (1). When dividing £88 by £25.94 (£88/£25.94 = 3.39), you can see that after only 4 one way journeys from London to York, the card will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
York to London train £25.94 £17.29 £8.65 3.4

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from York to London:

Bus from York to London

Transport operators from York to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route York to London.

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