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.
|Saturday||05:45 - 21:00|
|Sunday||07:30 - 21:30|
|Weekdays||05:30 - 21:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
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|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park Station Short Stay Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Virgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast|
|Car parking spaces||634|
|Cycle storage spaces||626|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Within station, within car park, andÿnext to the ticket office
|Cycle storage notes||<p>80 secure stands.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
No advance booking is required but it will reduce the waiting time for a wheelchair access Taxi
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.
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.
Outside of the station, there's a short stay car park, bike storage, taxi rank, drop-off point and a long stay car park.
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.
|to Leeds||London North Eastern Railway||00:16||9||On time|
|to Newcastle||London North Eastern Railway||00:22||5||On time|
|to Manchester Airport||TransPennine Express||01:38||9||On time|
|to Manchester Airport||TransPennine Express||02:47||9||On time|
|to London Kings Cross||London North Eastern Railway||04:40||10||Scheduled|
|from London Kings Cross||London North Eastern Railway||00:18||5||On time|
|from Manchester Airport||TransPennine Express||01:11||11||On time|
|from London Kings Cross||London North Eastern Railway||01:33||10||On time|
|from Manchester Airport||TransPennine Express||03:14||9||On time|
|from Manchester Piccadilly||TransPennine Express||05:00||6||On time|