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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

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at York station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
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.
Toilets notesThe Ladies toilets are located in the Main Concourse and in the Waiting Room between Platforms 7 and 9. The Gents toilet is adjacent to Platform 2 and between Platforms 8 and 9. The National key toilets are adjacent to Platform 2 and between Platforms 8 and 9; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from station staff.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance meeting point is Customer Information Point in main concourse.
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 nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorLondon North Eastern Railway
Car parking spaces604
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces626
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station, within car park, and next to the ticket office
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

York station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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 Manchester AirportLondon North Eastern Railway23:013On time
to Manchester AirportLondon North Eastern Railway23:025On time
to Manchester AirportLondon North Eastern Railway00:125On time
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express01:34Scheduled
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express02:52Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern22:509On time
from Manchester PiccadillyLondon North Eastern Railway22:575On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern22:577On time
from Manchester PiccadillyLondon North Eastern Railway22:583On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express23:1511Late
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