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Travelling from York to Wakefield by train

The fastest trains from York to Wakefield take around 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 41 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Wakefield.

Direct trains run between York and Wakefield.

We usually find around 20 direct trains on the route from York to Wakefield every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures. The duration is normally about 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Wakefield is usually scheduled to depart York around 06:40 and the last train is around 20:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 06:20, and the last at 20:45.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book York to Wakefield 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 Wakefield by train.

Which trains operate between York and Wakefield?

CrossCountry is the rail operator that operates on the route from York to Wakefield.

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 rail 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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