Transport information for University of York

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There are a number of new First Bus services that stop at the University East and West campuses. The C1 and C2 are inter-campus shuttle services that are free to travel between campuses for all York students and staff. They provide dependability, safety, and a pleasurable travel experience for students, handling all aspect of the trip from start to finish.

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Local Taxi Services

The University is a short bus or taxi ride direct from the railway station. There is a bus stop and taxi rank just outside the main station entrance. A taxi from the railway station will take approximately 15 minutes and costs around Β£12 one-way, while a bus will take around 22 minutes. Uber are not licensed within the city of York. Over 150 Hackney Carriages (taxis) are registered in York


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Train Travel

There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the East Coast Main Line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh. There is also a direct service between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. Here are some of the useful links to train routes, fares and other necessary information.

Moreover, Plusbus is an add-on to your train ticket which allows you to make bus trips at the start or end of your train journey. A great way to reduce the cost of your overall journey. 

Interest-free travel loans

University of York Staff can apply for interest-free bus and rail loans.

Student Rail Card Pass

Available from Rail Card, this pass offers a 1/3rd off all train travel. 

For a full list of ticketing options across York, head to iTravelYork

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For students residing near the university, cycling is a popular and eco-friendly option.

Students in York benefit from a bike-friendly environment, featuring designated lanes and pathways. They have access to a range of cycle hire and storage facilities both on campus and throughout the city. Cycling allows them to easily commute to lectures or discover the charming streets of London, enjoying the scenic views and fresh air.

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Planning a trip further afield?

Manchester Airport, an international airport in Ringway, Manchester, England, serves as a vital gateway connecting students and visitors to the UK and its surrounding regions. Leeds Bradford Airport is another major gateway in the state. Whether students are heading home during the holidays or embarking on an exciting adventure, the airport offers a range of domestic and international flights. Students can enjoy seamless connections to various destinations, allowing them to explore the world while studying at York.

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Exploring York and beyond is made easy with the extensive bus network.

Buses are a popular and affordable mode of transportation for students. The state is conveniently served by numerous bus routes, making it simple for students to commute to lectures or explore the city. For students at University of York would be more convenient. With regular services and frequent stops, students will find it convenient to navigate their way around the University and its surroundings.

Getting around York is a breeze with well-connected transportation options.

Navigating York is a breeze thanks to its well-connected and versatile transportation options. The Heslington Hall Bus station and York St John University station are key transportation hubs, facilitating easy transfers between various routes and specially helpful for York students as it is centrally located and provides easy access to the heart of the city.

Transport route around University of York

What train services go through London?

The University is a short bus or taxi ride direct from the railway station. There is a bus stop and taxi rank just outside the main station entrance. Eurostar arrives in London at St. Pancras station. If you want to travel on to York by direct train, you will need to cross the road to King's Cross station.

How can I explore York and nearby areas using buses?

The university are well-served by multiple bus routes, making it easy for students to commute to lectures and explore the city. As a student of the University, you can leverage student discounts and smartcards to keep your travel costs budget-friendly. For the closest bus stations near University of York you can check Transport facilities nearby bus.

In what ways does University of York support environmentally friendly transportation?

By encouraging active transportation (bicycling and walking), encouraging the use of public transportation, supporting carpooling and car-sharing, planning events that promote sustainable transportation, and collaborating with transportation providers to enhance accessibility and sustainability, York promotes sustainable transportation.