Easily accessible by air, rail or car, The Royal York Hotel is conveniently next door to York mainline railway station and just two hours by rail from London and Edinburgh. It's also a 20 minute drive to the A1 and has links to major motorway networks. Leeds Bradford International Airport is a 40 minute drive.

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By air
There are good travel links from the following airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Luton, Manchester and Newcastle.

By Rail
York is on the main East Coast Line from London King's Cross to Edinburgh. Fast trains leave from both north and south at frequent intervals. There is also a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. The hotel is conveniently next door to York mainline railway station . For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach
You can reach York by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express buses stop at the railway station. More details are available from their online coach timetable.

By car
The hotel is located a 20 minute drive from the A1 and has links to major motorway networks. You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

Car parking
On-site car parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. The hotel has approximately 110 car parking spaces. Space is charged at £8.00 per 24 hours and £6.00 for up to 6 hours.

Local information

York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, as well as a wide variety of cultural and sporting activities.

An interactive visitor guide can be downloaded here

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For more information, please visit the York Visitor Information Centre at


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