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The short journey between Durham and York is a delight! In under an hour, you are whisked from the centre of Durham to historical York, through the beautiful hills of North Yorkshire. This popular journey is frequently serviced by CrossCountry, giving you a wide choice of times to suit your schedule.
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Travelling to York
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Last CrossCountry train - 21:50
Travelling from Durham to York
The historical city of York is a delight whatever time of year you decide to visit. Enjoy discovering both the tourist draws and hidden delights of the city on your next trip. Our trains leave you right in the city centre, making it the perfect choice whether you’re looking to do a spot of shopping, explore the architecture, or enjoy some of the city’s cultural delights.
Are there direct trains from Durham to York?
Yes, there are frequent direct CrossCountry trains from Durham to York.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Durham to York?
When joining a CrossCountry train from Durham to York, you can expect all the usual comforts: a range of seating options, electric plugs as standard, and dedicated luggage storage space. A trolley service of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments is also available. If you upgrade to First Class, you will find free WiFi, reclining seats, and complimentary food and drink.
Does York Station have step-free access?
York Station is fully accessible to a range of mobility needs. Step-free access is available throughout, as are ramps for train access and help reaching platforms. The station also has accessible ticket counters and machines.
How far is the city centre?
York Station is conveniently located in the centre of the city.
Does the station have family areas?
York Station has baby changing facilities and a waiting room that are available to families. There are also cafés where you can wait for your train.
For further information about York Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in York
Onward travel: Buses in York
York is well connected with the surrounding countryside by buses. Whether you’re looking to reach the university campus or the coast, you’ll be well serviced by the buses, most of which connect outside the station. Alternatively, a taxi rank is right outside the station for those who prefer to travel by cab.
Shopping in York
The quaint streets of York are a haven for shoppers. Most of the city centre is pedestrianised, and the compact nature means you can reach all your favourites easily. Independent stores and boutiques are hidden around every corner, and you’ll be able to pick up everything from high-end fashion to tourist tat, and from second-hand books to handcrafted homeware. Restaurants and cafés are sprinkled liberally throughout the city, most of which are unique to York. So, when you take a break from shopping, you’ll be able to find somewhere to take a pew that looks as amazing on Instagram as you do!
Culture in York
York has plenty of unique cultural experiences open to the curious visitor. Enjoy Evensong in the Minster performed by the incredibly talented choristers. While you’re there, climb to the top of the tower and enjoy unparalleled views of the Vale of York. Indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to the York Chocolate Story, or sit down to enjoy some of the best hot chocolate in the world at the York Chocolate House, perhaps accompanied by a slice of something delicious? Immerse yourself in the city’s history at the York Museum, or visit Clifford’s Tower, where you can experience history for yourself. The choices are endless!
Spending time in York?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our York Guide can help you plan the perfect visit!
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