Whenever possible, YSPL encourage residents and visitors to make use of our excellent transport links to benefit the environment.

By Bus – Being located on the University campus means the Science Park enjoys excellent bus links across the city. The 66 and 66a and 66x rall provide easy access to the city centre from the campus every 10/15 minutes during University term time, with decreased times outside of term times. Tickets can be purchased in advance, through the First Bus app or on the bus and both cards and cash payments are accepted. There are multiple bus stops across the campus, the main ones for the Science Park are:

  • Campus East – in the Field Lane car park, opposite the TFTV building, York Sports Village and opposite the Ron Cooke Hub.
  • Campus West – outside Heslington Hall and along University road.

By Bike With plenty of secure cycle storage and excellent cycle links, the Science Park is easily accessed by bike. The campus has multiple cycle paths to allow easy transport across the University, and the main routes into and out of the city, all cater for cyclists. If you’re planning to cycle to the Science Park, the University regularly host free Bike Doctor sessions to keep your bike in good condition. 

On Foot The Science Park is easily located to walk to from the City centre, with several different routes available. It should take approximately 40 minutes to walk from Campus East into the city centre, and 50 minutes to walk to or from the train station. Heslington Road and Hull Road are the main routes for access to the campus by foot, but there are multiple footpaths offering shortcuts across the city.

By Train – York is on the main East Coast Line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh. Fast trains leave from both north and south at frequent intervals. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach London and 2.5 hours to Edinburgh. There is also a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. The University is two miles from the railway station. If you are traveling to the Science Park by train, the station has it’s own taxi rank and the journey by car should take around 15/20 minutes. More information on journey times and stations facilities can be found on the National Rail website.

By Car – The Science Park does offer parking for visitors and residents, and is easily reached by car. For those regularly making the journey by car, the University operate a liftshare scheme to help cut down on the number of cars on the roads around York. 

Driving from the city to Campus West, University Road offers the main route of access, whilst the A64 offers easy access to Campus East. Parking is limited, on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed and we encourage visitors to utilise alternative options where possible. Visitor permits are provided by each reception, and any visitors to the site need to report to their nearest reception desk to ensure their car is booked onto the guest parking system.

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