York by rail

The train services to York are extremely reliable.

Below, you will find details on how to reach York from a number of major cities within the UK by train.

Please visit the By Foot page for information on how to reach the National Centre for Early Music once you have arrived in York.

Whenever possible it is advisable to book tickets in advance to benefit from special ticket offers and discounts

From London
East Coast run a very frequent service from London Kings Cross Station to York. The journey on express routes is under two hours and first class accommodation is available. Most trains are fully serviced with buffet facilities. Trains run at half hourly intervals on the hour and half-hour all day between 9.00am and 7.00pm.

From Birmingham
Trains from Birmingham to York are operated by Virgin Cross Country Trains and run regularly from Birmingham New Street Station.

From Manchester
Operated by TransPennine Express, frequent services to York are available from both Manchester Airport and the central Oxford Road station.

From Edinburgh/Glasgow
Express services, operated by East Coast to London stop at York and are extremely frequent.

Visit thetrainline.com for timetable information and ticket booking.

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