Rail Travel


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

Taxi Services in York

York has a large range of taxi and minibus services. Please see the companies listed below.
Uber also operates around the city.

01904 707070
Open 24 hours

Streamline & Local Taxis
01904 656565
Open 24 hours

York Cars Taxis
01904 765765
Open 24 hours

Station Taxis
01904 623332
Open 24 hours

Fleetways Taxis
01904 365365
Open 24 hours

York Taxi Service
07593 166058
Open 24 hours

01904 659659
Open 24 hours

01904 424646
Open 24 hours

This does not constitute a recommendation for any of the above listed services, and is provided for information purposes only. 

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