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1. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

Can anyone tell me what are the best method to travel from London to Filey, Yorkshire?

How long is the journey and how much it gonna cost?

Where is the best place to take train/bus in London ?

I am expecting myself to be in oxford street before proceeding the journey to Filey .

2. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

the best way to get there is drive, it takes you about 4.5hrs depending on the time of day. Alternatives are:
1 - get the train to Doncaster, then change onto the Hull line. From there you can catch a bus or train to Bridlington, where a bus runs to Filey.
I can't remember the timetables but it takes a while.
2 - You can bus it to scarbourgh and then catch another one to Filey.

But the cheepest and quicker with less hastle is to drive it, or get a train to Doncaster or York and hire a car from there - there is quite a bit of great scenery around that east/north yorkshire area.

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 27, 2006 12:45 AM by Jase007 ]

3. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

If you do decide to take the train, check out this site for times and prices.

It'll take you 3-4 hours on the trains depending on the connections. The train will leave London from Kings Cross station this is 5 stops on the Piccadilly Line tube from Piccadilly Circus (Oxford Street).

It will probably cost you around £80 for an Open Return. If you can book in advance, it will only cost £17 each way (book a Standard Advance Single for each journey) but you are restricted to the trains you can travel on!

4. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

thanks for the info!
exactly how many train station are there in London ?
Well , i googled and the result - King's cross and victoria station.
Are there more ?
The journey suggested seems to have million and one transit :) . Is there any direct journey to filey ??

5. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Train stations in London? there has to be a couple of hundred when you add the underground into the equation.
see the Transport for London website for a list of stations and planning to get around London.

no chance unless you hire your own plane or helicopter.
I suggest you drive either all the way or from York or Doncaster.

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 27, 2006 1:28 AM by Jase007 ]

6. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

I dont know how the transport system works in London.

However ,as for Kuala Lumpur , we have tons of train/bus stations as well but these stations only bring you inbound areas.
To travel to other state or neighbouring country , we only have few main stations.
i though victoria or king cross station are the 'main stations'.
Errrmmm , please correct me if i am wrong.

I dont have an international driving licence so my only choice is public transport. Moreover , i will be travelling alone..

7. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

In London there are mainline railway stations which connect to all other parts of the UK. For example, London Euston links to Birmingham, the North West (Manchester, Liverpool) and Glasgow; St Pancras links to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield; Kings Cross links to Peterborough, Doncaster, Newcastle and Edinburgh; Paddington links to Reading, Bristol and Cardiff. Victoria and Waterloo are for travelling to the south coast of England and also the rest of Europe through the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo. I think that's all the main ones!

Then there are hundreds of tube (underground and overground) stations which you can travel to, as Jase says look at the Transport for London website and that will give you an idea of all the tube stations!

8. Posted by lettheorga (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y


To get to FIley and the lovely Filey Brigg simply get on a train at Kings Cross, get off at York under 2hrs later and hop on a Scarborough train after 40 mins get off at Seamer and catch the local service to Filey 10 mins away. Or travel to Doncaster 90 mins from London and take the train to Scarborough(via Bridlington and Hull) arrive in Filey 2hrs later. Both these journeys are quicker than the car. You can even travel by steam train to Scarborough. Both routes are very scenic and the bay at Filey is very romantic with Speeton cliffs and Flamborough to the south and Scarborough to the north. Walk out on Filey Brigg and tread in the footsteps of the Brontes.

check it out at national rail website.