Remember to arrange your travel to the UK so that you can attend the Welcome Week programme. 

International postgraduates can arrive from Monday 17 September 2018

International undergraduates can arrive from Friday 21 September 2018

Travelling to the UK

By air

The closest airports to York are Leeds-Bradford International Airport and Manchester Airport.

Travelling to York from UK airports

Book your place on our free airport collection service from Manchester Airport (check availability).

Manchester airport collection service

By train

Eurostar arrives in London at St. Pancras station. If you want to travel on to York by direct train, you will need to cross the road to King's Cross station.

By boat

The nearest port to York is Hull, about 45 miles away, or Liverpool, about 100 miles away. Ferries from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam dock daily at Hull. Arriving at a port on the south coast of England requires a lengthy overland journey.

Getting to York from within the UK

By train

Buying train tickets on the day of travel can be very expensive. Some train companies allow you to book in advance at a much cheaper rate and you can self-print your ticket or collect it at the train station. Find out more on the National Rail website.

 

By coach

Coaches run by National Express or Megabus are usually cheaper than trains, but will take significantly longer to reach destinations. Note any restrictions on the amount of baggage you can take with you.

 

By car

See Maps and directions for road directions to campus.

 

Getting to campus

For information on getting to campus, including travelling from York city centre, see our Maps and directions page.

Arriving on campus

Your room will only be available from the date shown in your offer of accommodation. If you do not receive an email before you leave your home country, contact Accommodation Services.

If you’re not sure where to head to on campus, Accommodation Services can direct you. The reception is located on the ground floor of the Information Centre and it's open Monday to Friday, 9.00am -5.00pm (opens 10.00am on Thursdays).

Campus map

Arriving out of hours

All college receptions are open 24 hours, apart from Wentworth College. If you arrive between 11pm and 7am for Wentworth College, you can collect your accommodation keys (if you're living on campus) and your Unicard from James College reception in the Roger Kirk Centre. 

Please contact international-support@york.ac.uk if you have any questions, queries or problems relating to your travel arrangements.