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Getting there & getting around 

With an abundance of travel routes on offer, York is closer than you think.

Hop on a train at London Kings Cross and you’ll be within York’s historic City Walls in two hours. Should you be venturing south from Edinburgh, we’ll see you in two hours and 20 minutes.  ** Click on the map to enlarge.

By Car

  • London: 4 hrs
  • Manchester: 1 hr 25 mins
  • Birmingham: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Newcastle: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Edinburgh: 4 hrs

By Air

York is within easy reach of six international airports:

  • Leeds/Bradford
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Humberside
  • Durham
  • Robin Hood (Doncaster)

By Rail

York is on the East Coast mainline. It takes less than two hours to get to York from London. York is served by LNER and Grand Central Trains

  • London: 2 hours
  • Manchester: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Birmingham: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Newcastle: 1 hr
  • Edinburgh: 2 hrs 20 mins

By Sea

P&O Ferries operate daily overnight crossings from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam direct to Hull with a coach link to York.





LNER is one of UK’s leading long-distance train operators and their services connect London to the most iconic cities in the UK like York, Newark, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Inverness. Brand new Azuma trains bring more space for extra comfort, faster free Wi-Fi and plug sockets at every seat and with more seats in Standard we've added more great value fares.