Travel Guide to York
Getting to York by train is easy and great value too. From London the journey time is under two hours.
You can obtain further details about rail travel from the National Rail journey planner .. here ..
The earlier in advance you book your tickets the cheaper they will be.
There is a direct train from London Kings Cross to York.
London Kings Cross can be reached from all London Airports in a number of ways:
Flying into HEATHROW see .. here ..
Flying into GATWICK see .. here ..
Flying into STANSTED see .. here ..
Flying into LONDON CITY AIRPORT see .. here ..
Flying into LUTON see .. here ..
All further travel information can be found .. here .. including underground travel information and free travel maps.
Travel by air
York is in easy travelling distance of 4 international airports - Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield. You can connect to these from the London Airports.
York is easy to get to from Leeds Bradford International Airport. All you have to do is take the 757 bus from Leeds-Bradford airport and go to the Leeds train station where you can find frequent trains to York.
From Manchester International Airport, frequent Transpennine trains provide the city with a direct round the clock link.
Travel by Car
Situated midway between Edinburgh and London, just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network, York is within comfortable driving times of most regions in the UK. To make your trip to York even more convenient, five Park & Ride sites currently operate in York. They allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus.
For details of car parking in York, please see the City of York Council website .. here ..
Approximate Journey Times and Distances - If you come to York by car the approximate journey times and distances are as follows:
London: 3h 50m / 210 miles | Manchester: 1h 34m / 73.0 miles | Sheffield: 1h 19m / 63.1 miles | Birmingham: 2h 26m / 134 miles
Travel by Ferry via Kingston-upon-Hull
For European visitors, York is only one hour from the P&O Sea Ferries terminal at Kingston-upon-Hull with daily sailings to Holland and Belgium. Plus Jim Bell Coaches offer a daily connecting bus service from the port to York. +44 (0)1482 307572
Travel by Coach
Do you like getting to an airport, jumping on a coach and not moving until you know you are where need to be?
Coach services can be found .. here .. National Express or for student/budget friendly prices .. here .. Megabus
(Please note coaches, although direct are the longest form of transfer from London to York.)
Coach Services are also available from London and other parts of the UK