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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 anywhere in the world and today boast 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 award 5 stars. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: For Advance Purchases, the opening hours are: Mon - Fri 08:00 till 19:45. Sat 08:00 till 18:45. Sun 09:00 till 18:45
DayOpening Hours
Saturday 05:45 - 21:00
Sunday 07:30 - 21:30
Weekdays05:30 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Station Short Stay Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast
Car parking spaces634
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£600.00
Per Hour£2.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces626
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Within station, within car park, andÿnext to the ticket office

Cycle storage notes<p>80 secure stands.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts and level access to all platforms. Lift available from station concourse (platform 3) to platforms 5 -11. Customer assistance available 'Call for Aid' button by taxi rank at front of station. No level access to National Rail Museum via platforms 10/11, exit at front of station and around Station Hotel.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

No advance booking is required but it will reduce the waiting time for a wheelchair access Taxi

York Station has a wealth of facilties 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 access 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 on throughout the stations, by Starbucks you'll find the female toliets, whilst the mens 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 mens toilets are on platform 8. 

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

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

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 AberdeenLondon North Eastern Railway11:559On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway12:026On time
to NewcastleTransPennine Express12:089Late
to LeedsNorthern12:087On time
to LeedsNorthern12:118On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway11:529On time
from LeedsNorthern11:547On time
from HullNorthern12:031On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express12:079Late
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express12:173On time
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