Travel to & around York


Getting to York

By Rail

From London the Journey time is under two hours; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West.

Journey Times - the approximate journey times of the quickest trains to York are as follows:

   Start       Travel time   
London: 1h 50m
Edinburgh: 2h 23m
Manchester: 1h 24m
Sheffield: 56m
Cardiff: 4h 35m
Glasgow: 3h 24m
Newcastle: 55m
Nottingham: 1h 58m
Bristol: 4h
Liverpool: 2h 13m
Derby: 1h 33m
Carlisle: 2h 32m
Birmingham: 2h

York Barbican is a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride from York Station.

By Air:

York is in easy travelling distance of four international airports - Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield.


York is easy to get to from Leeds Bradford International Airport. All you have to do is take the 757 bus from Leeds-Bradford airport and go to the Leeds train station where you can find frequent trains to York.


From Manchester International Airport, frequent Transpennine trains provide the city with a direct round the clock link.

By Coach (discounted travel):

National Express, the UK’s largest coach network, is offering all delegates attending the spring conference in York a 50% discount on travel. The discount is available for coach travel to and from York, between 16 March and 20 March 2017.

To book your tickets simply visit Promotional code: LIBDEM17Y

By Road:

Just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network, York is within comfortable driving times of most regions in the UK.

The nearest car park to York Barbican is Q-Park on Kent Street at the rear of conference centre. There is no on-street parking. Please note, if you are travelling by car and intend to use Sat Nav, use the Q-Park car park on Kent Street's address:- Kent Street, York, YO10 4AH

Alternatively, five Park & Ride sites currently operate in York. They allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus.

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