Maps of the University and directions are available on the University's Maps page.

Directions and Maps


Travelling by Train

York is well-connected by rail, on the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh, just over two hours away from London (King's Cross) and around two and a half hours from Edinburgh. An online rail timetable is available. There is also a direct service across the Pennies between York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

The University is two miles from the railway station. You can get a bus from the station - the number 44 "Unibus" is the University's preferred supplier and runs approximately every 10 minutes. You can also catch the number 4 service from First. There is also a taxi rank outide the station. The journey will take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Travelling by Car

The easiest route to the University is to take the outer ring road (A64 on the south and east sides of the city, A1237 around the north and west) to the junction with the Hull/Bridlington roads (A1079/A166). Turn off at the exit marked University and follow the signs past Grimston Bar and down Field Lane to University Road. This route avoids the City centre and known traffic blackspots.


Please note that the University operates a pay-and-display system in the visitor's car parks. The car parks closest to the department are 'Campus South' and 'Campus West'. For those visiting us to attend an interview day between November and March, parking can be limited at the University and we encourage you to use the train and bus wherever possible. Alternatively, check the University's Open Day information in case any special Park & Ride arrangements are in place for your particular visit day.

Travelling by Air

Leeds-Bradford Airport has regular services to many UK and European destinations. It is 45 minutes from the University by Taxi. The University has a preferred taxi company: Ebor Taxis, Tel: +44 (0)1904 641441.

There is a regular train service from Manchester Airport to York station.

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