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Sit back and relax, while you enjoy your train journey from Leeds to York. The average journey time for this route is 30 minutes and is a hugely popular route, with regular services covering the tracks throughout the week and over the weekend. The views from the window vary from the pretty Primrose Valley Park to the local villages dotted along the edge of the tracks. York Station enjoys a central location, making it a fantastic way to travel if you plan on exploring the local attractions.
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Travelling to York
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Last CrossCountry train - 21:08
Travelling from Leeds to York
The historic city of York has a rich heritage and offers its visitors a wealth of historical sights and attractions. One of the most prominent attractions in the city is York Minster and the city attracts millions of visitors every year looking to soak up York’s charming atmosphere for themselves.
Are there direct trains from Leeds to York?
Yes, all CrossCountry trains run directly from Leeds to York.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Leeds to York?
When you travel with CrossCountry from Leeds to York, you can expect to enjoy a comfortable ride with a choice of seating options. We provide passengers with tables that have electric outlets should you wish to plug in a laptop or mobile phone during your journey. There are also spaces to store bags, plus our catering teams serve hot and cold food and drinks on some services. If you really want to travel in style, why not upgrade to First Class and enjoy the amenities on offer in these carriages?
Does York have step-free access?
The whole of York Train Station is fully accessible to people with mobility needs. Assistance can be provided to passengers who need support to get to and from the platforms if required. The station also has accessible ticket office counters and ramps for train access available.
How far is the city centre?
York Train Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it quick and easy to get from the station straight into the action.
Does the station have family areas?
Passengers can take advantage of the many family-friendly amenities in York Train Station including the baby changing areas, waiting rooms, seating areas and refreshment facilities.
For further information about York Train Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in York
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis
The central location of York Train Station makes it easy to walk to many of the city’s top attractions and much of the central area is pedestrianised. However, there are also plenty of bus services to take advantage of on Station Road right outside the front entrance if you want to go further afield to areas. A taxi rank operates from the station and many local taxi companies can be booked in advance to take you to your hotel should you prefer not to wait.
Shopping in York
Monks Cross Shopping Park is one of York’s most famous shopping centres and is the perfect place to go should you fancy a shopping spree. Coppergate and Vangarde are also popular, plus there are plenty of antique shops selling everything from second hand clothing to vintage jewellery. If you want to get your hands on some designer gear, why not hop on a Park & Ride bus to get to the York Designer Outlet?
Culture in York
York is a cultural hub that doesn’t shy away from its historical roots, despite boasting many modern areas. Old and new come together in a charming city setting, with traditional venues such as the York Art Gallery standing alongside modern attractions like the York Barbican located on Barbican Road. Trendy indie films are shown in the York City Screen on Coney Street, while those looking for a ghostly experience may want to take part in one of the many ghost tours that take place throughout the city after dark.
Spending time in York?
There are so many things to see and do in York, you can easily spend anything from a day to a week exploring the city. Read our Guide to York and find out everything you need to know about this historical city.
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