Bishopthorpe Palace is one of York's lesser-known attractions, to the south of the city. The palace, a working building, is rarely open to the public but its grounds are. Bishopthorpe Palace operates as multi-functional premises, hosting working offices, meeting rooms, worship areas, and living quarters. The palace and its grounds are also used for charity open days, retreats, evening receptions, village fetes, and more.


It's easy to reach Bishopthorpe Palace in York, by train. Simply hop on a train to York station - then it's a fair walk down the river or a 17-minute ride on the 11 bus from outside the station.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Bishopthorpe Palace’s website.

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 Website
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
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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.

Departures and arrivals from York

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway14:325On time
to Glasgow CentralCrossCountry14:3210On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway14:359On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express14:3910On time
to BridlingtonNorthern14:431On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway14:329On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express14:3610On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)CrossCountry14:385On time
from LeedsNorthern14:438On time
from BridlingtonNorthern14:447On time

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