Getting to York by train is easy and great value too. From London the journey time is under two hours using Virgin Trains or Grand Central; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Birmingham and the South West, plus TransPennine Express have direct train services to York from Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.
Plan your journey with National Rail
Journey Times - the approximate journey times of the quickest trains to York are as follows:
London: 1h 50m | Edinburgh: 2h 23m | Manchester: 1h 24m | Sheffield: 56m | Cardiff: 4h 35m | Glasgow: 3h 24m | Newcastle: 55m | Nottingham: 1h 58m | Bristol: 4h | Liverpool: 2h 13m | Derby: 1h 33m | Carlisle: 2h 32m | Birmingham: 2h 15m
Travel by Air
York is in easy travelling distance of 4 international airports - Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield.
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, six 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.
To find the most convenient Park and Ride site click here
For details of car parking in York, please see the City of York Council website
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 | Edinburgh: 4h 12m / 210 miles | Manchester: 1h 34m / 73,0 miles | Sheffield: 1h 19m / 63,1 miles | Cardiff: 4h 23m / 250 miles | Glasgow: 3h 56m / 211 miles | Newcastle: 1h 47m / 87,5 miles | Nottingham: 1h 45m / 87,7 miles | Bristol: 3h 53m / 223 miles | Liverpool: 2h 01m / 102 miles | Derby: 1h 47m / 91,3 miles | Carlisle: 2h 23m / 116 miles | Birmingham: 2h 26m / 134 miles