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Feature: Virgin Trains East Coast

The journey to York by train with Virgin Trains East Coast will take you through some of the most scenic views in the UK, from rugged coastline if you’re travelling from north of the border, to rolling hillsides when arriving from the south. Our fast, frequent and great value services allow you to travel in comfort and style, before arriving in the heart of York ready to explore this historic City.

If you know where and when you’d like to travel, you’ll generally find our best deals when you book in advance. The earlier you book the better, as our best-value fares are released up to twelve weeks before you travel.

Travelling from another destination? No worries, you can buy tickets from any UK train station to York at or by using the form on the right hand side of this page.

Some great reasons to travel with Virgin Trains East Coast

Only we sell our Lowest fares

You won’t find a Virgin Trains East Coast ticket cheaper anywhere other than booking direct with us – so why buy anywhere else? It's easy - just use the booking service on the right hand side. What’s more, unlike some other train operators, we won’t charge you a booking, credit or debit card fee – we don’t believe in that.

Save 25% on small group travel

If you’re travelling in a group of 3-9 people, we’ll automatically give you 25% off your travel when you book our advanced tickets. What more reason do you need to treat the family or round up a few friends for an adventure in York?

Our new loyalty schemes

You can now collect Nectar points or Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles when you travel with Virgin Trains East Coast. Book your journey at and we’ll give you 2 Nectar points or 2 miles for every £1 you spend - even if only part of your journey is taken with Virgin Trains East Coast.

Enjoy a First Class experience

Our First Class service includes complimentary food and refreshments, free Wi-Fi and extra comfy seats with more leg rooms, so you can spread out and relax on your journey to York (and back again!)

*Terms and Conditions

Fares quoted are for bookings made at only. The following tickets are made available for each route listed, each week, 12 weeks in advance. Fares vary according to time of booking and origin/destination and are subject to availability. Full T&Cs are available at .

London to York £13.00 : 96,000 tickets released 12 weeks in advance of travel.
Edinburgh to York £15.00 : 62,000 tickets released 12 weeks in advance of travel.
Newcastle to York £6.50 : 88,000 tickets released 12 weeks in advance of travel.


Trains to York with Virgin Trains East Coast

We've joined up with Virgin Trains East Coast to bring you some fantastic rail tickets to York. Tickets can be purchased up to 12 weeks in advance.


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