Arriving by car

Currency of the information: Page last revised and updated including link checks – 29 March 2024.

LATE NEWS – Car parking for all three days is now on the same location as the car boot sale has been cancelled.


Our show is easy to get to by road with York (the City) and the Racecourse fully signed with both permanent and temporary event show signing. However we strongly recommend that all attendees follow the temporary event signing to the venue. These signed routes may not be the shortest but they will help you avoid congestion in York City Centre.

Public parking in most years varies according to the day you travel, what time you get to the site and if you have a Blue Badge. SATNAV settings therefore also differ depending on your day of travelling.

Walking distance to/from the car parking – If you have limited mobility, but are not a blue badge holder, you may prefer to attend on Sunday or Monday when the walk to the venue from the car park will be shorter.

Saturday (updated for 2024) –  now as per Sunday & Monday.

Reason – the car boot sale has been cancelled (Updated 29 March 2024)

Disabled parking – will continue to be marked close to the main entrance to the Show. Please follow directions from the stewards on the day. Disabled parking slot availability is subject to demand and availability of spaces can not be guaranteed as it is subject to demand on the day. This is expected to be highest on the Saturday.

The sat nav setting for Blue badge holders all visitors is Racecourse Road, YORK YO23 1EX on all three days. For non-blue badge holders the day’s relevant satnav settings are given below.

Sunday & Monday

The car park’s address is the same as the venue – York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, YORK YO23 1EX. However, when setting your satnav with the post code please check which road it has selected and that it is directing you to Racecourse Rd as other parts of the racecourse, including the stables located off Tadcaster Rd, have the same postcode.

Parking will be in the coach park area beyond the end of Racecourse Rd.

If that fills an overspill area can be opened.


External website information regarding York Show parking.

Please note in past checks some links to parking options to the YMRS event on other websites, including at least one from a leading hobby site, were found to be incorrect as they had/have ignored the temporary arrangements opened for Racecourse event parking.

On street parking  – A Residents Only on street parking scheme covers parts of the South Bank residential area of York, however, you should not need to consider, or use, on street parking. Parking for over 800 cars is available free of charge.

Our old driving notes page – although withdrawn prior to the 2018 show. It is still available here; however neither it, nor the old links to external sites that it contains, have been checked or updated since this replacement page’s creation.