Travelling to York
First CrossCountry train - 06:55
Last CrossCountry train - 22:09
Travelling from Darlington to York
York is the perfect destination for families, couples, groups or solo travellers. It is renowned for its rich ancient history, romantic atmosphere and abundance of fun activities. Explore the cobbled streets, have a drink by the river or visit one of the many museums, restaurants and bars found throughout the city. Visit the York Castle Museum and learn more about the city’s rich history, that dates back to the Roman Empire.
Are there direct trains from Darlington to York?
Yes, direct trains are available on the CrossCountry network from Darlington to York.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Darlington to York?
Travel in comfort from Darlington to York with CrossCountry. Our trains offer a variety of seating options, including table seats. There is a range of hot and cold refreshments and our trolley service that will keep you and your family satisfied throughout your journey. Our trains have plug sockets, as well as luggage storage space. If you fancy even more comfort, why not book a ticket in our First Class carriages?
York Station have step-free access?
York Station has step-free access throughout the entire station and is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. There are ramps for train access and help can be provided by staff when required.
How far is the city centre?
York Station is a short walk from the city centre and is easy to navigate on foot.
Does the station have family areas?
York Station has dedicated baby changing facilities and waiting rooms for families to utilise. There are also a wide variety of refreshment facilities located throughout the station.
For further information about York Station check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in York
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in York
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in York
York has an accessible and well-connected public transport network and links the city centre with the surrounding suburbs. Most of the bus routes in the city operate every 30 minutes, with some of the more popular routes running every 10 minutes. There are also numerous park and ride locations around York, which offer safe, free parking and frequent connecting bus services.
Shopping in York
Try not to get lost in the maze of medieval streets, when enjoying some retail therapy in the city. York more than holds its own for great shopping options and provides shoppers with big brands. Head to Coney Street to find big retailers such as Zara, H&M and Boots. If you’re looking for a high-end clothes and accessories, such as a Gucci handbag, then go to Browns Department Store on Daveygate. For a family-friendly day out, then Fenwick Shopping Centre by Jorvik is the place to go. Newgate Market, which is located between Shambles and Parliament Street, dates to the 12th century and is now part of Europe’s largest single pedestrianised area. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy a wonderful day out shopping in York.
Culture in York
York is a fascinating city with an extensive historical background. There is an eclectic mix of old and new in York, from its architecture to its attractions. This romantic city is home to many traditional, cultural venues such as The York Art Gallery, which displays artwork from a period that spans more than 600 years. There are also plenty of more contemporary attractions, including The Impressions Gallery in Castlegate. A journey to this charming destination wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the York City Screen in Coney Street. Go here to see cinematic performances from European and worldwide destinations, as well as modern-day Indie films.
Spending time in York
If you want to spend a day, a long weekend or a whole week in York, check out our Guide to York to help you plan the perfect trip.