York | Getting around York

Getting around York

York is an easy place to navigate. But if you want to explore the surrounding area, go on a day trip or get an insider insight into the city, our guide to York travel will come in handy. 

York trains

As a major station on the east coast mainline, York is super well connected to the rest of the country. It links directly to London in less than 2 hours, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Trains run frequently to these places plus local destinations such as Harrogate, Hull and Scarborough. It’s always advisable to book your train tickets to York early.  For more information, visit the National Rail website

York buses

York buses

York has an extensive bus network that serves the city centre, surrounding towns, villages and out-of-town attractions such as Castle Howard and Ampleforth Abbey. Park and Ride services are great for if you don’t want to drive into the city centre. Some bus companies even go as far as the North York Moors, Scarborough and Whitby. York is also well served by The Megabus and National Express. For more information on York buses, visit iTravel York 

Cycling in York

York is a cycle-friendly city, and many residents cycle to work. But because much of the city centre is pedestrianised and made up of narrow, cobbled streets, cycling around the city centre isn’t always that fun. Don’t let that put you off bringing your bike along on your trip though as all of our hotels are bike friendly making storing them completely hassle free. If you want to get out of the city itself to explore some more, we recommend going on a York Cycling Tour or heading out of town on an official cycling trail.
Avid cyclists might even want to jump on the Hull to Liverpool coast-to-coast route, or try our Premier Inn Yorkshire cycle route previously pedalled by the Tour de France peloton.
Watching or taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire in April 2017? We’ve got plenty of hotels for you to park up in and stay in during your trip.

Guided tours

Being such a historic and beautiful place, there’s no shortage of guided tours on offer in York. Ghost walks, blue plaque trails, brewery tours, river cruises, day trips to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales - whatever aspect of York intrigues you most, you’ll be able to discover more. 

Looking for a hotel in York?

Look no further than Premier Inn. We've got plenty of hotels in York to choose from. Premier Inn Blossom Street North and Premier Inn Blossom Street South are both in the city centre and a five-minute walk from York train station. Our York North hotel is about a mile from the city centre, with easy access to the A19, A64 and the businesses in and around Clifton. To be within striking distance of the York Designer Outlet, or to get to the A1(M) quickly, Premier Inn York South West is the ideal place to stay. Premier Inn York North West puts you 3-4 miles from the train station and city centre, and is close to handy road connections. 

Out and about in York