Travel from Sheffield to York with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Travel from Sheffield to York with CrossCountry on a journey that takes just over one hour. The first half of the tracks run alongside the banks of the River Don, providing passengers with scenic views from the windows. York Train Station enjoys a central location, making it convenient for those wanting to explore the city and its attractions.
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Travelling to York
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Travelling from Sheffield to York
York has a rich heritage and offers visitors a wealth of historical sights and cultural attractions to explore. One of the most prominent attractions in the city is York Minster, and no trip to York is complete without visiting the famous York Dungeon. The city attracts millions of visitors every year looking to soak up York’s interesting atmosphere for themselves.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to York?
Yes, some CrossCountry trains run directly from Sheffield to York. There are also some services that require passengers to make one change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to York?
While travelling from Sheffield to York, you can take advantage of the full range of facilities and amenities offered on all CrossCountry trains. These include table seats, charging points and luggage storage. There is also an at-seat service providing passengers with light refreshments. To enjoy even more comfort on our trains, we recommend booking a First Class ticket.
Does York Station have step-free access?
York Train Station is fully accessible to people with all mobility needs. Assistance getting to and from the platforms can be provided to passengers. The station also has accessible ticket office counters and ramps for train access.
How far is the city centre?
York Train Station is conveniently located in the centre of York, making it fast and simple to get from the platforms straight into the heart of the action.
Does the station have family areas?
Passengers can use any of the family-friendly amenities located in York Train Station, including the comfortable waiting rooms, baby changing areas, seating zones and refreshment facilities.
For further information about York Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in York
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in York
From York Station, visitors can walk to many of the city’s top attractions in around 10-15 minutes. Most of the central part of the city is pedestrianised, so it’s great to explore on foot. For those who would rather catch a bus, there are a wide choice of services directly outside the front entrance on Station Road. The station also has a taxi rank, and there are plenty of local taxi companies available for pre-booking rides.
Shopping in York
York is a shopping hub for all kinds of shopaholics. If you fancy a shopping spree around your favourite high street shops, go to Monks Cross Shopping Park where there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and drink between shops. There are plenty of antique stores to check out, while Vangarde and Coppergate Centre are smaller malls that are home to art galleries and well-known stores. The York Designer Outlet is readily accessible on a Park & Ride bus from the station and is ideal if you love to grab a bargain.
Culture in York
York embraces its historical cultural roots, while still offering visitors a plethora of modern attractions. The York Art Gallery stands alongside the contemporary York Barbican on Barbican Road. Trendy indie films are shown in York City Screen on Coney Street and modern Hollywood blockbusters can be seen at the Odeon Cinema. Ghost tours can also be enjoyed throughout the city after dark and the York Dungeon is perfect for anyone who loves a dark adventure.
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