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York Station first opened in 1877 and is a vital junction connecting a large number of train companies with all parts of the UK, including CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, LNER, East Midlands Railway, Grand Central and Northern. Sitting halfway between London and Edinburgh, there are lots of things to see and do in York, including the National Railway Museum, York Minster, York Castle, the Shambles and York's Chocolate Story to name a few. 

When York Station opened, it was the largest station anywhere in the world. Today it boasts 11 platforms, all but 3 (9, 10 and 11) are covered by its iconic glass and wrought iron roof. York Station is also a key feature in "Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations" by Simon Jenkins and was one of only 10 stations to be awarded 5 stars. 

Station details & facilities

Train services to York station

York train station is mainly served by CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, LNER, EMR, Grand Central and Northern trains. Frequent TransPennine Express services connect Liverpool to York in 2h 7m and Newcastle to York in 1h 10m, while Northern trains cover the routes from Scarborough to York in 50m and from Blackpool to York in 2h 46m. LNER operate direct services from London Kings Cross to York in just 2h 30m every day, while direct CrossCountry trains connect Newcastle to York in 1h 10m and Plymouth to York in 6h 27m.

Need more information on how to get to York by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to York

York train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to York station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from York railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into York.

York Station has a wealth of facilities across the 11 platforms. On entering the station from Station Road, the ticket office is on your left, whilst directly in front of you and to the right are food outlets, including Starbucks and West Cornwall Pasty Co. There is also a WH Smith and Costa Coffee just inside the main concourse.

Platforms can be accessed either via a footbridge (no lift), which also connects to the National Railway Museum, or via one of two subways with lifts available to all platforms. Toilets are also located throughout the whole station, by Starbucks you'll find the women's toilets, whilst the men's toilets are around the corner on platform 2. Additional toilets are also located on platform 7 and 9 in the waiting room (ladies), whilst baby change, accessible toilets and the men's toilets are on platform 8.

Additional facilities at York station also include Pumpkin Cafe on platform 10/11, WH Smith in the middle platform island, vending machines on all platforms and seating areas throughout.

York train station parking

Outside of the station, there's a short stay car park, bike storage, taxi rank, drop-off point and a long stay car park.

Hotels near York train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is York station open?

York station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from York station?

Trains arrive into and depart from York station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from York.

Are there toilets at York station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at York station.

Are dogs allowed at York station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at York station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from York

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into York station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern09:08On time
to LeedsNorthern09:10On time
to SheffieldNorthern09:15On time
to ScarboroughTransPennine Express09:17On time
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express09:19On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern09:14Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express09:14On time
from SaltburnTransPennine Express09:17On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry09:30On time
from NewcastleCrossCountry09:33On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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