Remember to arrange your travel to the UK so that you can attend your Welcome programme.
Travelling to the UK
Check the latest Government advice on travelling to England from another country. The testing or quarantine process you need to follow is dependent on if you are coming from a 'Green', 'Amber' or 'Red' list country. Further details can be found on Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (Gov.uk).
For help with costs associated with testing, quarantine and onward travel, see our information for students arriving in England from outside the UK.
Manchester Airport has the easiest onward connection to York, with a direct train running from Manchester Airport to York city centre.
We may have a free airport collection service from Manchester Airport. Check availability and book your place prior to your arrival.
Students arriving from 'Red list' countries cannot arrive into Manchester Airport. You can only fly into certain airports which have managed quarantine facilities. Please see the UK Government web pages for further information.
We are providing a free taxi collection service for students from red list countries to take you from your quarantine hotel to your University or private accommodation once you end your government-managed hotel quarantine. See our information for students arriving in England from outside the UK for details.
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. Contact Accommodation Services if you do not receive an email before you leave your home country.
Accommodation Services can direct you if you’re not sure where to head to when you arrive on campus. Telephone +44 (0)1904 322165 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (from 10am on Thursdays).
Arriving out of hours
All college receptions are usually open 24 hours, apart from Wentworth College. If you arrive between 11pm and 7am for Wentworth College, go to James College reception in the Roger Kirk Centre.
If you have any questions, queries or problems relating to your travel arrangements, please contact us through our support for international students webpage.