Getting There

York enjoys excellent road and rail links. Given the volume of cars that will be travelling to York on event day, we’re big fans of anyone who is able to arrive by other means.  

Arriving on foot    

The start and finish area and event village is situated a 30 minute walk from the city centre, or a 20 minute hop from York Railway Station.  Walkers can access the venue from any direction, irrespective of road closures.         

Arriving by bike    

A bike rack is available off Knavesmire Road near the Tadcaster Road junction.  Please note that road closures are applicable to bicycles too.        

Arriving by rail    

York is on the UK's main east coast line and travelling by train is both fast and easy. It takes just two hours to reach York's medieval city walls from London, while Edinburgh is around two and half hours away. There are also direct services into York from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. Go to www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information.        

Arriving by bus    

Tadcaster Road is well serviced by regular buses on the First's route 4, Coastliner and Cityzap. All stop within a short walk of Knavesmire Road. For further details, please visit Travel York.         

Arriving by air    

The nearest airport to York is Leeds/Bradford, which is fewer than 30 miles (approximately 50 minutes by car) away. A direct bus service links Leeds/Bradford Airport with Leeds city centre, from where frequent trains run to York - journey times are around 30 minutes. Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood (Doncaster/Sheffield) airports are also only a short distance away, making flying into Yorkshire a cost-effective and hassle-free proposition.         

Arriving by sea    

York is around an hour from the ferry terminal at Hull which has daily sailings to Holland and Belgium. Newcastle, which also regular sailings to Amsterdam, is fewer than 90 miles and two hours away.        
Arriving by car York is at the very heart of the UK, sitting roughly midway between Edinburgh and London. It has great motorway links to the M1, M62 and A1 (M), putting it within easy driving distance of all of the UK's major cities. Newcastle and Liverpool are less than two hours away, while London and Scotland are approximately four.         

Car Parking            

Dedicated event parking will be hosted by York Racecourse, located off Bishopthorpe Road. Signage will be in place on event day. Event parking will be available between 7am and 1pm.

Access to parking is available via south end of Bishopthorpe Road from Sim Balk Lane and then Church Lane.

Planning in staying in York for the day? Askham Bar Park and Ride (close to the A64) will be open from 7am with buses departing every 20 minutes from 7.10am and stopping next to The Knavesmire on Tadcaster Road.

York City Park and Ride are offering York 10K runners and spectators a special offer of just £2 per person. Please note Askham Bar is closed and locked at 6.30pm following arrival of the last Park & Ride service from town.

Road Closures

Please be aware that a number of roads will be affected by closures on the day. Latest road closure details can be downloaded here

Accommodation  

York is packed with places to stay: from cosy guest houses to luxurious five star hotels, there is something to suit every budget. Even the most discerning of travellers will find something to suit them with York being home to all of the main international chains as well as designer boutique hotels and individual hostelries.    

To find out more about accommodation, browse the website of the official tourism organisation, Visit York . Guests booking through the website are promised best rates and 20% off a York Pass for entry into the city's most-popular attractions.