York is a compact city with plenty of things to do within the city walls and beyond. This ancient city is best explored on foot, and it’s easy to get from one side of the city centre to the other in just 20 minutes.

iTravel York

Operated by the City of York Council, iTravel York is a fantastic resource packed with useful information on travelling around York. You can easily plan your journey and get more information on walking, cycling, buses and driving in the city. Additionally it provides real time news and updates to help you travel around York. For more information please visit iTravel.

York buses and Park & Ride

If you're travelling into York by car, use one of the six ideally located Park & Rides sites surrounding the city for a hassle-free journey. Just leave your car safe and secure at one of the free parking spaces and hop on the bus to York city centre. www.itravelyork.info/park-and-ride

First buses also run their services in York. For full timetables please visit www.firstgroup.com/york. For up-to-date customer and service information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see here.

First Bus Space Checker - the brand new tool from First Bus to help you plan ahead and travel with confidence. Space Checker allows you to see when your favourite bus stop and service is typically at its busiest and choose a quieter time to travel. Designed using recent passenger data, this new platform acts as a prediction of how much space will be available on your service - up to 7 days in advance.

TIER e-scooters

For a different way to explore the city, or simply get from A to B, why not do it in a climate-neutral way. Simply download the TIER app, and head over to one of several charging points across the city to jump on a TIER e-scooter. For more information, please click HERE.

To access many of York's out of town attractions and the coast use the local Coastliner service which runs regular services including Leeds, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby. For more information please click HERE. For up-to-date customer and service information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see here.

Stephenson of Easingwold buses run services to Castle Howard – where you can also get a discounted entry into the house on presentation of your ticket. Buses also have routes to Ampleforth Abbey, Easingwold and Helmsley. For timetables and information please check www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk

Best of Britain Holidays offer great day trips from York, and include routes to the Yorkshire Dales, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Whitby. Tickets are available to buy from the Visit York Visitor Information Centre or online.

Taxis and car hire in York
York is serviced by many taxi companies. Find out more about taxi services and car hire HERE.

Cycle hire in York

You can enjoy an active holiday for all the family with a cycling break in York! York is the perfect base for all kinds of biking adventures, from leisurely rides around the city to exciting rural routes over moorland and through forests. Explore York by bike with a guided cycling tour to experience the city’s rich history, or hire one yourself for a solo adventure. York has plenty of choice for bike hire, with companies offering something for everyone from road bikes and mountain bikes to children’s bikes and specially adapted bikes. Please click HEREfor all the options.