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York Travel Information

Enjoying the benefits of excellent rail and motorway networks York is undoubtedly one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK. York is ideally positioned in the heart of the country with direct rail links bringing you from London, Edinburgh, Manchester in around 2 hours. Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford airports are within easy reach and the ports of Hull and Newcastle are both within a two-hour drive.

UPDATE: The whole of the city centre including all other attractions, all shopping streets and restaurants, cafes and bars are all open. Three attractions, JORVIK, The York Dungeon and Merchant Adventurers' Hall have been affected by flooding and remain closed. We look forward to seeing you in York very soon and Happy New Year!

For the most up to date public transport and travel information, check the I-travel York website

Rail Travel to York

With a long history as the hub of the UK rail network, home to the National Railway Museum and just two hours by train from London, York is a perfect place to visit by train. Find out how travelling to York with Virgin Trains East Coast will save you both time and money during your stay. Read More >


Access to all

Information for people with limited mobility. Here you will find info on Shopmobility, Talking Signs, services for people with difficulty walking or using public transport, information on public toilets as well as an up to date list of organisations and the facilities they provide.

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Trains to York with Virgin Trains East Coast

We've joined up with Virgin Trains East Coast to bring you some fantastic rail tickets to York. Tickets can be purchased up to 12 weeks in advance.

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