Travel overview page

Updated 15 November 2023 –

Parking – due to possible rebuilding work at the Racecourse having commenced by Easter 2024 the location of an alternative car park is Work in Progress.

York Station – Racecourse bus link – NB It is not a YMRS provided service. As yet unconfirmed but we expect it will be run and operated by York Pullman.

By Car (summary) – more details on our Arriving by car page

SAT NAV – the venue’s address is York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, YORK YO23 1EX. However, if using the post code please check your Sat Nav is locating Racecourse Rd as other parts of the Racecourse use the same postcode. All routes to the Racecourse within the City environs are signed.

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

Parking – due to possible rebuilding work at the Racecourse having commenced by Easter 2024 the location of an alternative car park is Work in Progress. Further updates to follow.

Disabled parking – will continue to be available 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.

On street parking exists in the South Bank residential area of York, much of it now Residents Only; however, you should not need to use it. Parking for over 800 cars is available free of charge.

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 Arriving by train or bus page.

Additional third-party information links are below:-

For Network Rail Engineering works check this interactive page on the National Rail Enquiries web site (Last checked 21 March 2023).

Trainline – this is the link to the Trainline information and ticketing site (Last checked 21 March 2023)

Railsmartr alternative to the Trainline for ticket purchase. (Last checked 21 March 2023)

NB None of the above are affiliated sites with, or contributors to, YMRS. Links are for fares and/or information only.

Local bus services to the Show and Racecourse area

Service bus links passing close to the Racecourse are extremely limited although others with a fairly substantial walk from the nearest stop do exist. A Racecourse link bus to/from York railway station (Service 197) will be running over the weekend. Please note this service is run by a local operator as a commercial operation in support of events at the Racecourse – it is not a YMRS provided service. More detail regarding the link bus and local bus services is on our Arriving by rail or bus page. (Section revised 21 March 2023)


Leeds/Bradford and Manchester International airports are within fifty and ninety minutes respectively. International travellers should note that there is a rail link to York from Manchester Airport.

Hotels in York

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Travelodge (Link to their N Yorkshire hotels guide)

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Other hotels and B&Bs are available but they have not supplied us with a link.