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York to Runcorn by train

  • First train
    05:21
  • Last train
    23:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 5m
  • Distance
    125 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    44
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 39m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from York to Runcorn by train

Fast trains from York to Runcorn take around 2 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 125 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Runcorn.

1. Are there direct trains from York to Runcorn?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from York to Runcorn 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 41 departures.

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

The York to Runcorn train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Runcorn is usually scheduled to depart York around 06:16 and the last train is around 23:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 05:21, and the last at 23:05.

When to book York to Runcorn 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 Runcorn by train.

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Which train companies operate between York and Runcorn?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport for Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Runcorn to York by train

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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.