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Travelling to York as a Group

York is easily accessible by rail being only 2 hours direct from London, by road, sea links and major international and regional airports.

Browse transport and travel information below to find the easiest way for your group to get to York. 

Road Travel

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, several coach parks are situated in and around the city. 

Approximate Journey Times and Distances - If you come to York by coach 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 

Rail Travel

Getting to York by train is easy and great value too. From London the Journey time is under two hours; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. You can obtain further details about rail travel from the following websites or you can plan your journey with National Rail journey planner. To book your train tickets to York, please use our handy search form on the right hand side of this page.

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

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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 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

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Rail Companies

East Coast

Virgin Trains: 08457 225 111

Grand Central RailGrand Central: 0844 811 0071

First TransPennine ExpressTranspennine: 0844 556 5637

Northern RailNorthern Rail: 0844 241 3454

Cross Country TrainsCross Country: 08447 369 123