Rail Travel to York
York is a major rail centre served by mainline, cross-country and local services. The regular changes of franchisees, and associated pages within their websites, has rendered maintenance of the former level of detailed information impossible to keep current. However, this is no longer necessary as you are reading this page on-line therefore you have internet access to all the current rail travel timetable, ticket booking and other services. If arriving by train also see our local bus section below.
The two key information links are below.
For Network Rail Engineering works check this interactive page on the National Rail Enquiries web site (Last checked 4 April 2019).
Trainline – this is the link to the Trainline information and ticketing site (Last checked 4 April 2019).
Local bus services to the Show and Racecourse area (Updated for 2019)
Latest regarding the predicted position on buses for 2019 (As at 4 April 2019)
The York Area bus map shows routes 11, 21, 26, & 197 serving the end of Racecourse Road. Unfortunately this is misleading as that section of route 11 is an evening service only – during the day it only serves Bishopthorpe Road. The public transport options are therefore the 21, 26 & 197 (Saturday) other days the 197 only. We understand Senior Passes are not valid on the 197.
Show link bus (Service 197) Please note this link is provided as a commercial operation independently of YMRS by Transdev
Transdev have now confirmed the link is running. More information, including a link fare offer from Leeds is here on the Transdev website (Section updated 9 Apr 2019)
Service bus options – Saturday Only
Bus route 21 – operator Connexions Buses (Link re validated for 2019)
Service bus – runs a limited service from the railway station – Timetable. Check pick up points for return journey.
Bus route 26 – operator = Arriva N East (Timetable pdf)
Bus route 11 – This service runs direct down Bishopthorpe Rd during the show hours. The nearest stop is therefore a considerable walk from the venue. Number 11 route map | No.11 timetable (updated 2019 edition link)
Park & Ride – The official site covering fares and routes for York’s various P&R services