Getting to York During Rail Strikes

Plan Your Visit

Rail strikes can affect train services significantly, making it challenging to travel as planned. However, York remains accessible and welcoming. Here are alternative options to help you reach and explore our city:

1. York Park and Ride Services

Avoid the hassle of city parking by using York's Park and Ride services. These services operate from several locations around the city's outskirts, offering frequent shuttles into the city centre. It's a convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to visit York.

  • Locations: Find your nearest Park and Ride here.
  • Operating Hours: Services run from early morning to late evening.

2. Local Buses

Our robust network of local buses covers the entire city and its surrounding areas. They provide a reliable alternative when train services are disrupted.

  • Plan Your Route: Check the latest bus schedules and routes with iTravel York.

3. Car Sharing

Consider car sharing if you are travelling in a group. It reduces the number of vehicles on the road and helps decrease the overall carbon footprint.

  • Car Sharing Resources: Learn more about available car sharing options and join a carpool here.

4. Walking and Cycling

York is a compact city with much of its charm best experienced on foot or by bicycle. Our walkable city centre is closely interconnected with pedestrian routes and dedicated cycle paths.

  • Bike Routes: Locations and information on bike routes can be found here.

Stay Informed

Stay up-to-date with the latest travel advisories and strike information to plan your visit accordingly.

  • Travel Updates: For real-time travel updates, make sure to follow Visit York.

Explore More

Don’t let the disruption dampen your spirit. York is rich in history and culture, offering numerous attractions within easy access of the city centre. Whether it's exploring the iconic Shambles, visiting the York Minster, or enjoying a leisurely walk along the city walls, there’s plenty to see and do.

  • Discover York: Get inspired by visiting our Things to Do page.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You

Despite the disruptions, York remains a vibrant and accessible destination. We're committed to ensuring that your visit is enjoyable and memorable. For any assistance during your travel, please reach out to our visitor information team.