York University

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From York University
(York, Yorkshire, England, UK)

The city of York offers an excellent transport system, with an extensive network of buses and trains. Much of York's public transport is centred around the historic train station, with a range of travel options linking the university. York is just 48 km / 30 miles from Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA).

Central York is close to the Heslington university campus and well pedestrianised, with many of the city's major attractions within easy walking distance of each other.

Car Hire and Road Travel

Driving around York city centre is fairly straightforward, although it can become somewhat congested during peak hours. Most roads are clearly sign posted and central York features a number of one-way streets. York is well connected to the country, being surrounded by a number of major A-roads and motorways, including the M1 and the M62. Visitors to York often choose to rent a car, which offers the freedom to travel when and where you like. Many nearby towns and villages are easy to explore by car and just a short trip from York.

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Car Parking

Numerous all-day and shoppers car parks are available in York and offer reasonably priced parking. It is also possible to park on a number of streets in York, although many central areas are residential-parking only. York also offers five main 'park and ride' sites, with regular buses connected the city centre. The University of York features a selection of pay and display car parks, close to the colleges and main campus buildings, with free parking after 18:30.

Travel by Trains and Rail Travel

A famous landmark in its own right, York Train Station first opened its doors in 1877 and is a widely acclaimed masterpiece of engineering in Victorian times. Once the biggest train station in the whole of Europe, York offers many regular train services, with travel to and from major cities and towns in England, Scotland and Wales, including London's King's Cross, Cambridge, Manchester, Edinburgh and the south-west.

Travel by Buses and Coach Travel

Numerous bus stops are located throughout York, with an extensive bus network covering the city well. Many buses depart from York Train Station and travel the many parts of the city, including the University of York campus, with the journey lasting around 20 minutes. The York Travel Bus Information Centre, along George Hudson Street is home to comprehensive schedules and travel information.

Bus transport in York is a particularly inexpensive way to travel around the city. Long-distance travellers will also find a number of National Express coaches, which regularly depart from outside of York's Train Station.

Travel by Taxis

A selection of different taxi firms operate in and around York, offering one of the most convenient ways to travel around. Many taxis congregate outside of the York Train Station, with the travel time to York University being around 15 minutes. Further taxi ranks can be found throughout the city, and taxis can also be pre-booked by phone.

York University

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