York | Getting around

Getting around

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 has an extensive bus network that serves the city centre, and out-of-town attractions such as Castle Howard and Ampleforth Abbey. 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.

Train approaching Leeds station


As a major station on the east coast mainline, York is well connected to the rest of the country. Trains run frequently to London, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen plus local destinations such as Harrogate, Hull and Scarborough.

Getting around by bike


York is a cycle-friendly city, and many residents cycle to work. 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. But don’t let that put you off bringing your bike as all of our hotels are bike friendly.

The Yorkshire Dales

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?

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 is close to handy road connections.