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11th May 2018 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Getting to and around York

Getting here

Travelling to York

York railway station

Enjoying the benefits of excellent rail and road networks, York is undoubtedly one of the most accessible cities in the UK.

By rail

Getting to York by train is easy and great value too. From London the journey time is under two hours; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West.

National Rail Enquiries: 03457 484 950

By car or bus

Situated midway between Edinburgh and London, just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network, York is within comfortable travelling times of most regions in the UK.

By air

York is within easy travelling distance of four international airports – Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield. From Manchester Airport, frequent Transpennine Express trains provide the city with a direct round the clock link.

By sea

P&O Ferries operate daily overnight crossings from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam direct to Hull with a coach link to York.

Getting around

Travelling around York

Attractions signpost next to York Minster

By bus

For regular bus services in and around York contact Bus Information on 01904 551 400. To access many of York’s out of town attractions and the coast, use the local Coastliner service which runs regular services including Leeds, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby.


Visitors are welcome to use the excellent facilities of the Shopmobility scheme. Scooters, powered wheelchairs or manual wheelchairs are available. Shopmobility is located on level 2, Piccadilly Car Park. Tel: 01904 679 222. Appropriate badge holders may park free in all city council car parks (except the Shambles), up to the maximum time allowed (please display time clocks).

Other useful numbers

Car parking information: 01904 551 309
Police: 0845 606 0247
National Express: 08717 818 181
NHS Walk-in Centre: 01904 631 313
Foreign Exchange: available in Marks & Spencer, 9 The Pavement, York.

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