Those arriving by private car should follow the signs to the University and then approach the Department via Heslington Lane, from which it is clearly sign-posted.
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.
Unibus (the ‘Pullmans Number 44’) is a dedicated service provided by the York Pullman Bus Company, designed to enable easy access between the two main campus sites, York city centre and York railway station. To see route and timetable information for this service please visit the Unibus website. Visitors to the Physics department should alight at the Library Bridge stop and cross the campus to the department on foot (alternatively use the Science Park stop if you are visiting the York Plasma Institute).
First Group bus service number 4 (ftr) also runs from York railway station to the University, approximately every 15 minutes during the day; journey time is approximately 20 minutes. Visitors to the Physics department should alight at the J.B. Morrell Library stop, shown on the campus plan. To see route and timetable information for this service, please visit the First Group website.
York is a major rail interchange, with direct trains from most cities, including a frequent, fast (under 2 hours) train service from London King's Cross Station. More details are available from the National Rail website. There is also a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.
The University is located two miles from the railway station and you will need to walk (about 45 minutes), get a bus or taxi (see above).
The nearest car parking for visitors is available in the South and West car parks, across the road from the artificial sports pitch and at the end of the access road on the left-hand side respectively; the Department itself is on the right-hand side. See the above map.
Please note that the University operates a pay-and-display system in the visitor's car parks. See the University of York Car Parking Regulations for more information.
Manchester Airport serves a good range of European and some intercontinental destinations, and there is a regular 2-hour direct train journey from the airport to York station.
Leeds-Bradford Airport is the most convenient airport for York (55 minutes by car). The number of international destinations is increasing rapidly, thanks to airlines such as Jet2.com. There is a half-hourly bus service to Leeds station, from which frequent trains are available to York.
Durham Tees Valley Airport (formerly Teesside Airport) is 50 miles north of York. There is a regular bus service (20 minutes) to Darlington Railway Station, from which frequent trains to York (30 minutes) are available.
London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) have excellent international air connections, with onward travel to York consisting of a 45-75-minute Underground (or train plus Underground) journey to London King's Cross station, followed by the 2-hour train journey from King's Cross to York.
Other useful travel pages