York is a fantastic city to visit and live but when you are planning your trip for the first time, it is good to know how to get to York, what the weather is like and other useful information, so you are prepared and your trip can go smoothly. We hope that this York tourist information guide helps you to have an enjoyable visit to York.
|York, United Kingdom||12°C drizzle|
Wind 10 mph, ENE
Pressure 1.01 bar
|tue jun 27||12/12°C||12 mph, E||98%||1.01 bar|
|wed jun 28||12/12°C||13 mph, NE||100%||1.01 bar|
|thu jun 29||15/13°C||4 mph, NW||100%||0.99 bar|
|fri jun 30||15/10°C||15 mph, NNE||100%||1.01 bar|
|sat jul 1||14/10°C||17 mph, N||-||1.02 bar|
Average monthly temperature in York
|Record high °C (°F)||16|
|Average high °C (°F)||6.9|
|Average low °C (°F)||0.8|
|Record low °C (°F)||−16|
York tourist information guide
£ pound sterling
Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
|Chinese or other||1.4%|
How to get there (road, rail, air) –
York is easily accessible by rail and road and just a short journey from Leeds Bradford airport, so no matter where you are travelling from, your journey will not take long and we will see you soon.
- London – 4 hours
- Manchester – 1 hour 25 minutes
- Birmingham – 2 hours 30 minutes
- Newcastle – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Edinburgh – 4 hours
- London – 2 hours
- Manchester – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Birmingham – 2 hours 20 minutes
- Newcastle – 1 hour
- Edinburgh – 2 hours 20 minutes
York is a central UK city and is easily within reach of six international airports.
- Leeds Bradford
- Doncaster (Robin Hood)
Park and Ride
If you are travelling to York by car, you may want to use the Park and Ride system which makes getting into the city a lot easier, quicker, cheaper and more relaxing.
Park and Ride locations can be found in six places around the York ring road. Simply park your car in the huge car parks (free, secure parking) and get on one of the modern buses which are specially adapted for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The buses depart every 10 minutes too and from York city centre and children travel free when accompanied by an adult.
Click the picture below to see a large map of the Park and Ride start (including free car parks) and end points and the exact route and stops each bus take.
Car parks and parking in York
There are 15 public car parks run by York City council and several privately run car parks including NCP car parks in Station South, Tanner Row and Piccadilly.
Map of NCP car parks in York: https://www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/cities/york
For more information on council run car park charges, please visit York City council travel website. Please see below for a map of council run car parks in York.
Free parking is available for residents after 6pm. Non-residents pay a reduced fee of £2 to park between 6pm and midnight.
Public bus routes
Did you know that in 2015, the public buses in York were rated the best in England? So if they are that good, it might be worth jumping on them and letting them transport you around York without any hassles and at a very low cost.
To help you use them, click here for a link to the April 2017 York bus route map.
Public toilet locations
You will find toilets in restaurants and at attractions throughout the city of York but there are also public toilets which are run by the council. Click the map below to enlarge and see where these are located, just in case you are caught short!
For more information on where to find public toilets in York, please see the York City Council website.
York tourist information conclusion
We have tried to include everything that we personally look for when visiting a city or town for the first time, but if you can think of anything we have missed, please use the contact us page to let us know.
Have a great, fun and safe time in York, we hope you enjoy your visit and fall in love with York, just as we have.
If you are still unsure of things to do in York, why not take a look at more of the attractions and events in our other York tourism guides:
- Top 10 free things to do in York
- Kids activities in York
- Whats on in York
- What to do in York Today?
- Cheap things to do in York