Explore York by rail
Important Information

London to York – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey: Departure: 9:00am, Arrival: 10:51am
Return Journey:Departure: 6:59pm, Arrival: 8:53pm

Edinburgh to York – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey: Departure: 8:30am, Arrival: 10:54am
Return Journey: Departure: 6:57pm, Arrival: 9:24pm

Peterborough to York – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey: Departure: 9:18am, Arrival: 10:32am
Return Journey: Departure: 6:33pm, Arrival: 7:45pm

Newcastle to York – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey: Departure: 8:58am, Arrival: 10:51am
Return Journey: Departure: 6:57pm, Arrival: 7:52pm

Please note:

Guests will receive an email at least 5 days before travel with the train e-tickets and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus or Clifford’s Tower ticket.
This tour is unescorted.
Free cancellation up to 7 days before travel date.
Train seats are allocated on first come first served basis and are not guaranteed together.
Train times can fluctuate. Please refer to the train e-tickets for exact departure times.
Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Unders 5s are not allowed.
Please arrive at the train station at least 30 minutes before train departure time.


Visit York – one of England’s most beautiful and historic cities. Travel at ease with return train tickets from a range of station across the UK.

Arrive in York and spend the day exploring at your leisure. To make your sightseeing adventure even easier for you, choose between a Hop-on hop-off Bus Tour or entry to the iconic Clifford’s Tower to enhance your experience in the medieval city.

York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See your favourite York landmarks with this hop-on, hop-off open-top bus tour around the town's best loved sites, with a live guide. Sit back and relax as our experienced guide regales you with fascinating information about York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more. You can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 20 stops. A great history lesson for kids young and old, with a chance to have a more interactive experience.

All first buses depart from the Railway Station and last loop buses start at Exhibition Square.

Clifford’s Tower

The large stone tower, which we now know as Clifford's Tower, was built in the 1250s during the reign of King Henry III. As the only surviving remnant of York Castle, today, Clifford’s Tower is one of York’s most iconic landmarks and holds years of history.

Step inside for stunning views of the city as you become immersed in centuries of history. New walkways and staircases have opened up parts of the tower that have been off-limits for years, and immersive soundscapes and stories bring the tower’s turbulent history to life.

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