Detailed instructions on getting to York from outside the area are available via York Information Connections on the Travel Information page. Transport Direct offers a comprehensive journey planner for mainland Britain. Multimap provide an online map of the City of York.
It is quick and easy to travel by train if you are arriving from one of the main London airports (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted) or a regional airport (Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle).
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York is on the main East Coast Line from London King's Cross to Edinburgh. Fast trains leave from both north and south at frequent intervals. There is also a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. The University is two miles from the railway station and you will need to get a bus or taxi onto campus.
An online rail timetable is available to help you to plan your journey.
A journey by taxi from the railway station to the University will take approximately 15 minutes. There is a taxi rank just outside the station. The University has a preferred taxi company, Ebor Taxis.
You can reach York by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express buses stop at the railway station. More details are available from their online coach timetable.
Visitors to Heslington West should board the Number 4 ftr bus at the Railway Station. The Number 4 travels to Heslington Hall via University Road from Monday to Saturday approx every 10 minutes and on Sunday approx every 15 minutes. The scheduled journey time is 20 minutes.
Visitors to Heslington East should board the Number 6 bus at Rougier Street, which stops at Heslington East before travelling down Field Lane to Heslington Hall. The Number 6 runs approx every 10 minutes on Monday to Saturday and every half hour on Sunday.
By Car or motorcycle
The University participates in a Car Share scheme which is available both for local journeys to and from campus, and for one-off or regular journeys from further afield. Please feel free to check the site either if you need a lift or have spaces to offer in your car.
Visitors approaching York from the A64 should turn off at one of the exits marked University (A19 or A1079), in order to avoid the City centre. Subsequent turns are also signposted.
Visitors coming from other directions should either:
The AA provides an online route planner for car journeys.
Please note the parking regulations at the university
The University is well served with cycle paths and is currently improving cycle access and storage facilities. Cycle racks are available in most parts of campus. The City Council provides free copies of cycle route maps around the City of York, and there is a network of cycle paths on campus.
Additional General Information
BUSES TO YORK CENTRE