University of York
Getting to York is easy from anywhere in the world. We have great rail links, easy access to major road networks and short travel time to international airports.
Our main campus is in Heslington, in the south-east of York, within walking distance or a short bus ride from the city centre. We also have a smaller site in the heart of the city, King's Manor.
There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the main East Coast Line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh. There is also a direct service between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.
The University is a short bus or taxi ride direct from the railway station.
There are buses from the city centre approximately every 10 minutes during the day, and it takes around 20 minutes to reach the campus.
The 44 Unibus service starts from Heslington East running through campus and stopping at the railway station and in the city centre. The FirstYork 4 runs from Heslington Hall and the Science Park to Acomb through the city centre. It doesn't go to Heslington East. This service runs every 7.5 minutes.
The ub.1 is a dedicated free shuttle bus service for travel around the Heslington campus during term-time. The 44 also provides free travel around the Heslington campus.
You can reach York by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express coaches stop at the railway station.
A taxi from the railway station to the University will take approximately 15 minutes. There is a taxi rank just outside the station. It can often be just as quick, and significantly cheaper, to take a bus. The bus stop is located outside the main station entrance.
York is easy to reach from many UK airports. See travelling from the airports.
We recommend drivers approach the University from the junction of the A64 and A1079 on the east of the city, from where the University is signposted. See the maps below for an overview of our location.
Parking is limited and visitor parking is on a pay and display basis (see the interactive campus map for locations). The machines only accept coins. Parking is charged at a rate of £1 per hour or £6 per day, and is free at weekends and between 6pm and 8am.
There are disabled parking spaces in all University car parks.
Access to parking for Heslington East, including the Ron Cooke Hub, is via the road signposted to Grimston Bar Park and Ride on Hull Road then following the appropriate signs. Parking is only permitted at Grimston Bar Park and Ride if you use the Park and Ride bus into the city centre or park and use a cycle to ride to your destination.
There is no access from Field Lane. Parking for longer than 45 minutes is on a pay-on-foot basis at the end of your stay.
For satnav users, the main University postcode is YO10 5DD. For Heslington East we recommend using YO19 5LA, which will take you to Grimston Bar Park and Ride; vehicle access to Heslington East is clearly signed from there.
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The University has a network of cycle paths and there are cycle racks in most parts of campus.