It's easy to get around our green parkland campus and we're close to the action in the city centre. Everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Our campus is based on the edge of the city centre, set in 500 acres of landscaped campus. Many of the buildings have Grade II listed status.
Campus West is where the majority of departments, colleges and facilities are based. Campus East is the newer part of campus. It's home to Computer Science, Law, Management and Theatre, Film and Television, as well as Goodricke, Langwith and Constantine colleges and the York Sport Village. It's also where you'll find the Piazza building which contains flexible learning spaces, the International Pathway College and a restaurant with lake views.
If you need to travel between Campus East and West you can hop on the free shuttle bus, travel 20 minutes walking or 10 minutes by bike.
In the city centre, the 15th-century King's Manor is home to Archaeology, the Centre for Medieval Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies.
If you're studying medicine you will be based at either our York or Hull campus.
Getting to the city
To get to the city centre, you can jump on the fast, frequent bus service and be in town within 20 minutes (outside peaks times). If you'd prefer to cycle it takes about 15 minutes and by foot it's around 30 minutes, depending on how fast you can go!
Lots of students choose to get a bike. York is one of the UK’s most cycle-friendly cities - it's flat and there are plenty of cycle paths and bike lanes connecting the city and the campus.
You can buy a second-hand bike on campus, or from one of the many cycle shops in York. To keep you safe, our Bike Doctor offers free bike safety checks once a month. We also have plenty of cycle stores all over campus.
Many national cycle routes pass through the city, so if you're cycling mad, you could cycle to the Trans Pennine Trail, which goes as far as the East Yorkshire coast!
Discover York's cycle routes (britishcycling.org).
Top tip: you could combine your love of cycling and socialising by joining the University of York Cycling Club. They offer leisure riding, racing or mountain biking activities for all skill levels.
York is located in the North of England. It's easy to get to from anywhere in the world, with great rail links and airports nearby. So you'll never be far from exploring other major UK cities, or from catching up with friends at other universities. By train you can get to:
- Leeds in 20 minutes
- Sheffield and Newcastle in an hour
- Manchester in 90 minutes
- London in 2 hours
- Edinburgh in 2.5 hours