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York to London

From £18 one-way*

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Departures: up to 3 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from York to London

Stretch out and relax as we take you from York to several stops in London, so you can get exactly where you need to be.

With comfortable coaches and fares from just £18 one-way*, there’s never been a better time to travel with National Express.

York to London journey information
Fastest journey time 4 hrs 25 mins (to Golders Green)
Cheapest price From £18
Distance (approx) 337km
No. of stops 2 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 1:25am/11:35am

Our York to London services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

436 coach towards London

Our 436 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • York, Station Road
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

561 coach towards London

Our 561 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • York, Station Road
  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station
  • Sheffield (Meadowhall) Interchange
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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Departing from York

Our services depart from our coach stops just outside York Railway Station, giving you great links to other public transport and a fantastic starting point in the city centre.

There are plenty of coffee shops, bars and local eateries surrounding our coach stops, so you can be nice and comfortable before your journey even begins.

Arriving in London

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities for more information.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from York to London?

The first coach leaves from York Station Road at 1.25am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 6.20am.

When is the last coach from York to London?

The last coach leaves from York Station Road at 11.35am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 17.10pm.

How much is the coach from York to London?

A one-way journey from York to London is available from £18*.

How long does the coach take from York to London?

Our fastest coach journey from York to London takes 4 hours 25 mins to our Golders Green stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from York to London?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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