A number of maps are available to help you find your way:
A helpful list of University of York Building Codes, giving the building code and the name of the building it refers to, will help you locate buildings and rooms.
Detailed instructions on getting to York from outside the area are available from the Library's travel information page. Transport Direct offers a comprehensive journey planner for mainland Britain. Bing provide an online map of the City of York.
If you need a printed campus map, contact the person you are visiting, or download and print out the Acrobat PDF versions.
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.
A number of companies operate buses to the University: the No. 4 departs from the railway station. The scheduled journey time from the railway station to Heslington is 20 minutes. Other services are the C2, 27, 27a, 128 and 129. The main bus station is at Rougier Street. There is an online Journey Planner for local bus services. Staff may obtain a subsidised bus ticket.
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.
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.
For more detailed information about travel in York, the City of York Council website has a section devoted to roads and transport in York.