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St Albans to York by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    22:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 31m
  • Distance
    251 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    62
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 55m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from St Albans to York by train

Fast trains from St Albans to York take around 2 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 251 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between St Albans and York.

1. Are there direct trains from St Albans to York?

Journeys between St Albans and York usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 69 departures on the route from St Albans to York every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 47 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from St Albans to York?

The St Albans to York train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the St Albans to York train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to York is usually scheduled to depart St Albans around 05:23 and the last train is around 22:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves St Albans around 05:55, and the last at 21:00.

When to book St Albans to York train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from St Albans to York by train.

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Which train companies operate between St Albans and York?

More than one train company operates on the route from St Albans to York, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Coast
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.