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Travelling from York to Lancaster by train

Fast trains from York to Lancaster take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 113 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Lancaster.

Are there direct trains from York to Lancaster?

Journeys between York and Lancaster usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 50 departures on the route from York to Lancaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 62 departures.

How long is the train journey from York to Lancaster?

The York to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the York to Lancaster train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart York around 05:05 and the last train is around 22:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 04:00, and the last at 00:18.

When to book York to Lancaster 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 York to Lancaster by train.

Which train companies operate between York and Lancaster?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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.

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