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The Shambles, York

Coach travel from London to York

From £18 one-way*

Free Wi-Fi available onboard
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 London to York

Explore one of England's most historic cities onboard a National Express coach. Travel to York from just £18 one-way* on coaches running day and night.

Plus, with a guaranteed seat when you book, a free Wi-Fi service, and a generous luggage allowance, you can travel in style for less.

London to York journey information
Fastest journey time 4 hrs 20 mins (from Golders Green)
Cheapest price From £18 *
Distance (approx) 336km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 16:30pm/23:30pm (from Victoria Coach Station)

Our London to York services and stops

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

436 coach towards Sunderland

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

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

561 coach towards Bradford

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

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Sheffield (Meadowhall)
  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station
  • York, Station Road

London to York route map

Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

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 based outside the station, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

For more information, take a look at our Victoria Coach Station facilities page.

Arriving in York

Our coaches arrive at our dedicated bus stop on Station Road, just outside York Railway Station. The stop is right at the city's centre, so you can begin exploring at your own leisure.

Take advantage of nearby shops, restaurants, cafes and more and board your coach back home with ease.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to York?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 16.30pm, arriving into York at 21.50pm.

When is the last coach from London to York?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 23.30pm, arriving into York at 4.15am.

How much is the coach from London to York?

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

How long does the coach take from London to York?

Our fastest coach journey from London to York is from our Golders Green stop and takes 4 hours 20 mins.

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

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 booking fee applies. Fares correct 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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