Travelling to York

York is well served by road, rail and air. The National Cycle Network's "White Rose" route 65 passes close to the Racecourse, which is also brown-signposted from the A64 bypass. Satnav users YO23 1EU. OS GR SE595499. The Way of the Roses cycle route links York from the east and west.

Trains operated by East Coast, Cross Country, Grand Central, Transpennine Express and Northern Rail call at York station. All of these services are able to carry bikes. Click here for details of all Train Operators cycle facilities (courtesy of a to b Magazine).

If you are bringing your bike by train to York, please read the information below for services within the UK.

Please ensure that you have bike space reservations for your outward and return journeys where applicable. Reservations (free) are required on East Coast and Grand Central services, which can generally carry 3 - 5 bikes each. Also Cross Country and Transpennine services each have two reservable bike spaces.

Cycle space can be reserved in advance, through East Coast's’s cycling web page when buying tickets.  Click here for details. For Grand Central trains, tel 0870 333 4910 for assistance.

Bike space and seat reservations can be made in person at principal stations up to 2-3 months before departure date.

Local services are operated by Northern Trains, and generally carry a maximum of two bikes per train subject to space being available on a first come, first served basis.

On most Cross Country and Grand Central services to York, bikes are stowed on vertical hangers in a lobby area in each train. A cycle symbol is normally displayed by the nearest exterior door. Heavy touring luggage must please be removed so quick release panniers etc will help enormously.

Our thanks to York’s Train Operators for their continued efforts during the Cycle Show weekend and their assistance to cyclists who use the station. We liaise with them and British Transport Police in the run up to the weekend. This ensures that all platform and on-train staff are fully briefed.

Please help them when departing from York, by advising platform staff of your intended service, and seek their advice as to where to position yourself plus bike for efficient boarding.

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Bike space can be reserved on the same train that you travel on, for a £30 fee. In London, trains arrive at St. Pancras International station. This is directly adjacent to Kings Cross station, where trains depart to York. Click here for more information.

P&O North Sea Ferries

From Rotterdam to Hull. Click here for ferry information and details of National Cycle Route & links with York.

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has a direct rail service to York. 2 reservable bike spaces per train.

For other regional airports, click on "Road and Air links" below.

For secure, sheltered city centre bike parking, leave York Station via the short stay car park near platform 4. A rideable ramp at the far end leads to gated access to a riverside path, which forms part of the National Cycle Network.

Turn right along the riverside path, and pass under a bridge ahead. Just beyond it on the left, is the "Hub Station" Bikes may be parked under cover for £1 per day. Walk over the river via the adjoining bridge and continue straight ahead, along Museum Street. This leads to the Visitor Information Centre. on your right hand side.

If you prefer to ride direct to the Visitor Centre, there are uncovered Sheffield bike stands outside.

Click on the link below for a map of the above routes from York station.   

Cycles may be hired in York. See "Useful Links" page.

P&O North Sea Ferry Rotterdam-Hull and cycle route...
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