Travel to and around 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.


The nearest car park is Q park on Kent Street (YO10 4AH), just behind York Barbican. Q Park has 5 dedicated
disabled parking spaces. Please note, these are not blue badge parking – for information on blue badge parking in York visit:


Streamline Taxis are offering an exclusive 10% discount off all city taxi journeys. Present your photo pass to the driver at the start of your journey to claim your discount. Tel: 01904 656565

Bus Tours

York City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus tours are offering conference-goers 50% off their tour prices. Present your conference photo pass to the driver for 24 hours unlimited use for just £6.50 over the conference weekend.

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