York enjoys excellent road and rail links and is one of the most accessible cities in the UK. Direct train services link York with London in just two hours and travelling to Edinburgh takes only slightly longer. Great motorway links put visitors within easy reach of Leeds, Manchester, the Midlands and the rest of the UK while Leeds/Bradford Airport is fewer than 30 miles and less than an hour away. The ferry ports of Newcastle and Hull are also conveniently located.
Car parking at the University of York is for Blue Badge holders ONLY. If you are a Blue Badge holder and would like a place reserving, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing you full name, address, car registration, date of birth and contact number. Please note you will need your Blue Badge to access the parking facilities.
There will be two designated drop-off points available at the University on race day. Please note; this facility is purely for drop-off and collection only.
Ensure that you follow the directional signage to access the drop-off locations and make arrangements for collection well in advance as waiting will not be permitted.
*Car parking at the University of York is for Blue Badge holders only.
On Marathon day, dedicated park and ride schemes will operate to bring runners to and from the start and finish points at the University of York.
A Park and Ride service will be in operation from Elvington Airfield – please click for further information on the Park and Ride service.
City-centre shuttle service - This service will also be operational from York Railway Station (Stand J) and will go DIRECT to the Event Village from 7.00am. Priority will be given to runners before 8.30am and tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event.
Regular timetabled service - You can take advantage of regular timetabled bus services from the city centre to the Event Village. Services include the First Group No.66 – for further information, please visit www.firstgroup.com.
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. Please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for further information.
The nearest airport to York is Leeds/Bradford Airport, 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.
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.
York is home to all of the main international chains as well as designer boutique hotels and individual hostelries. There's something for every budget.
Click to find out more about accommodation through official tourism partners, 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.