High speed trains from London to the cities of York, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Hull can take as little as 100 minutes. Yorkshire's cities and market towns are also easy to get to from other parts of the country.
CrossCountry: regular services from across South West England and the Midlands
East Coast: fast and frequent, offering direct and convenient passenger rail links, from London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. A new daily fast direct service from London to Harrogate is also available, speeding you to Harrogate in just 3 hours.
East Midlands Trains: two fast trains from London St Pancras International every hour will see you in Sheffield in a little over two hours.
First Hull Trains: direct services from London King's Cross to Howden, the Wolds and Hull
First TransPennine Express: direct services into the region from Liverpool, Manchester Airports, Newcastle and Middlesbrough
Grand Central: the UK's only independent passenger train operator providing a nonstop service from London King's Cross to York four times a day, with further stops at Thirsk and Northallerton. Plus a new West Riding service from London King's Cross to Doncaster and West Yorkshire. When you choose to travel with Grand Central you choose rail travel as it should be - reliable, relaxing and with exceptional service.
Despite most Government regulated rail fares rising by around 8% from December 2011, Grand Central is introducing even cheaper fares from September 2011! Their new Advance Purchase tickets give customers the option of buying a ticket between London and any of its calling points in Yorkshire for as little as £19.
A Train named after "Ashley Jackson - The Yorkshire Artist" travels between Bradford and Kings Cross three times a day, taking art to the people and Yorkshire to a wider audience through the faithful reproduction of Ashley's moorland landscapes on to vinyl within every carriage on the train.
Go to www.grandcentralrail.com to find out more and buy tickets.
Many of Yorkshire's towns and cities also benefit from PlusBus, letting you add discounted bus travel to your train ticket.
Onward connections can be made onto Yorkshire's extensive regional train network. Contact National Rail Enquiries for general rail timetables, fare information and special offers.
Guide to taking bikes on trains
CrossCountry - two reservable spaces for bikes. Call 0844 811 0124
East Coast - space for five bikes per train but reservations are compulsory. Pre-book when using East Coast's website to book your tickets, or call them.
First Hull Trains - two spaces per train. Call to reserve
First TransPennine Express - two spaces on most trains but reservations advised - call 0845 600 1674
Grand Central - have space for three bikes, but up to six can be accommodated - reserve in advance
Northern Rail - have space for two bicycles per train and reservations aren't required. You can enjoy a rail/cycle package with Off The Rails from Settle too.
You can also use the "Quick Timetable" below to search for trains: