Visiting SEI York

SEI York is based in the environment building at the University of York on the third floor.

University of York map

York is a well-connected city in the North of England, with good rail links to London, Manchester and the rest of the UK. We strongly encourage you to choose the most sustainable form of transport for your journey, or where possible conduct a virtual meeting. 

Travel information

Contact us

sei-admin@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 2897
SEI, Third Floor Environment Building, Wentworth Way, University of York, York, UK YO10 5NG
@SEIResearch

SEI York can be reached on foot from the train station (approx. 40 mins – Explore the walking route)

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. Parking is limited and visitor parking is pay and display (see the interactive campus map for locations). You can pay by cash or by mobile phone using RinGo. There is most likely to be parking spaces available in the campus north or campus south car park, please use the pay and display machines. There are disabled parking spaces in all University car parks.

From the train station to the University

The UoY66 service runs from York railway station to the university campus, via the city centre. The 66 bus leaves the station from stop RJ, which is on the opposite side of Station Road to the station. This service runs every 7-8 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 10 minutes on a Sunday.

The UoY66x service is a morning direct bus which runs three trips at 7.30am, 8am and 8.20am from Monday to Friday (term time only) from York Train Station (stop RJ) to the University of York.

York bus stops

Download the map from First York (pdf)

To get to SEI York, get off the bus at the first stop past the roundabout on University Road and follow Wentworth Way down the hill to the Department of Environment and Geography.

From the town centre to the University

The UoY66 service runs from the city centre to the university campus. This service runs up to every 15 minutes on a Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on a Sunday.

Please consider the environmental impacts of flying and whether using video-conferencing tools are an option.

Manchester Airport

Manchester airport railway station is in the centre of the airport complex and a direct train to York runs every half an hour.

  • At Manchester airport follow the signs for The Station.
  • Tickets can be purchased before your journey online on the National Rail website, from ‘Manchester Airport [MIA]’ to ‘York [YRK]’.
  • Alternatively, once at The Station go to the ticket office or ticket machine and buy a single or return ticket to York.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to travel by coach using National Express bus to Leeds and then Coastliner 840/843 or CityZap bus to York Railway Station.
  • Once at York train station, follow the instructions above for getting to SEI.

Leeds Bradford Airport

  • Use the First 757 bus service from Leeds Bradford airport to get to Leeds bus station or Leeds train station. The 757 bus operates up to every half hour (hourly in the evenings).
  • From Leeds train station, the train to York runs several times an hour and takes about 30 minutes. Find fares and times online on the National Rail website, from ‘Leeds [LDS]’ to ‘York [YRK]’.
  • Alternatively, use National Express, City Zap or Coastliner buses to travel from Leeds bus station to York. The bus takes around one hour.
  • Once at York train station, follow the instructions above for getting to SEI.

Heathrow Airport

  • From Heathrow airport take the Piccadilly Line on the London Underground (Tube) to King's Cross St. Pancras tube station (traveling towards Cockfosters station). The Piccadilly Line is dark blue on a London Underground map.
  • Underground trains leave Heathrow airport every few minutes between 5.12am and 11.48pm. You need to buy your underground train ticket from the ticket office or ticket machine before boarding the underground train. It takes about an hour to reach King's Cross.
  • On reaching King's Cross, follow the directions from the underground to the overground mainline train station.
  • At King's Cross train station, take a direct train to York railway station. It takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. Book online via the National Rail website from 'Heathrow Underground [ZHJ]' to 'York [YRK]'.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to travel by coach using National Express or Megabus (via London, or via Leeds).
  • Once at York train station, follow the instructions above for getting to SEI.

Gatwick Airport

  • If you arrive at Gatwick North Terminal, take the free Inter-Terminal shuttle train to Gatwick South Terminal which runs every three minutes. Gatwick South Terminal is directly linked to Gatwick railway station.
  • Once at the train station, take the train to London St. Pancras railway station. The train runs every 15 minutes and takes around 47 minutes to get to London St. Pancras station.
  • Walk the short distance to the main King's Cross railway station directly across the road, which takes around two minutes.
  • At King's Cross train station, take a direct train to York railway station. It takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Book single or return tickets online via the National Rail website, from 'Gatwick Airport [GTW]' to 'York [YRK]', or at the ticket office or ticket machine at Gatwick Airport station.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to travel by coach using National Express via London Victoria Coach Station (three times per day).
  • Once at York train station, follow the instructions above for getting to SEI.

Other airports

Explore other UK airports

We now have a fleet of e-scooters to shuttle across campus or to travel into the town centre. Book an e-scooter

You can also hire a bike at York station. Book a bike

Rail tickets

Rail fares tend to increase yearly in January.

Advance tickets for fixed trains are significantly cheaper if you don't need flexibility, and often splitting the ticket (buying tickets for each leg of the journey separately) can make it cheaper too. If you have a National Rail Railcard, it will be 30% cheaper. 

Coach tickets

Ticket prices quoted in this guide are taken from the National Express website, looking at single tickets for the next day. MegaBus may have cheaper tickets. A £1 booking fee is added to any ticket booked.

When searching for Return fares, the price of Outward and Return trips seem to be a little less than the prices when searching for Single fares.

Standard prices are ‘Amendable and not refundable’. Add £5-£10 each way for Fully Flexible fares which are ‘Amendable and refundable’.

66/66a Bus tickets

There are various options for purchasing tickets:

  • Cash on the bus
  • Contactless payment on the bus
  • Download the FirstBus app and pay through the app to get mobile tickets

For more than one trip in one day, get a FirstDay ticket which gives you unlimited travel on First busses in York for the day - and is virtually the same price as a return ticket.

For more information, visit First Group 

Contact us

Visit us

Stockholm Environment Institute, Department of Environment and Geography, Third Floor, Environment Building, Wentworth Way, University of York, York YO10 5NG, UK

Telephone

+44 (0)1904 322897

Email

Consult the University directory

University directory

Contact us

sei-admin@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 2897
SEI, Third Floor Environment Building, Wentworth Way, University of York, York, UK YO10 5NG
@SEIResearch