York is undoubtedly one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK and is ideally positioned in the heart of the country with direct rail links bringing you from London, Edinburgh, and 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.
Getting to York by train is both easy and great value for money. LNER and Grand Central will bring you to York in under two hours, while Edinburgh is only two and a half hours away. There are direct services from Birmingham and the South West and additionally, TransPennine Express runs direct train services from Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle. Booking your tickets direct with the train company is always the best choice, and often results in great savings on advance train fares.
Mini guide to the quickest trains to York:
London: 1h 50m | Edinburgh: 2h 23m | Manchester: 1h 24m | Sheffield: 56m | Cardiff: 4h 35m | Glasgow: 3h 24m | Newcastle: 55m | Nottingham: 1h 58m | Bristol: 4h | Liverpool: 2h 13m | Derby: 1h 33m | Carlisle: 2h 32m | Birmingham: 2h 15m
Tourism is by definition including travel, and as we all know, travel is a major contributor to Climate Change. To travel to a conference is therefore always a choice that carries within it some unfortunate negative consequences.
York is in easy travelling distance of 4 international airports – Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield.
York is easy to get to from Leeds Bradford International Airport. All you have to do is take the 757 bus from Leeds-Bradford airport and go to the Leeds train station where you can find frequent trains to York.
- All pictures on this page comes from www.visityork.org