Remember to arrange your travel to the UK so that you can attend your Welcome programme.
Travelling to the UK
Manchester airport has the easiest onward connection to York, with a direct train running from Manchester airport to York city centre.
Book your place on our free airport collection service from Manchester airport (check availability).
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.
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
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.
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.
See Maps and directions for road directions to campus.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, queries or problems relating to your travel arrangements.