City of York
A number of maps and annotated directions are available to help you find your way.


If you wish to print out a map, please select the pdf version rather than printing out the web page: this is designed to fit correctly onto a standard A4 page.

 the local road network
 how to get from the city of York to Heslington campus
 the location of buildings on Heslington campus
 accessible routes around Heslington Campus
 Heslington East, with directions
 King's Manor, with directions

 Map of accessible roots around Heslington Campus
 Getting to and around campus

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 University is two miles from the railway station and you will need to get a bus or taxi onto campus.

An  online rail timetable is available to help you to plan your journey.

By Bus
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.

Visitors to Heslington West should board the Number 4 ftr bus at the Railway Station. The Number 4 travels to Heslington Hall via University Road from Monday to Saturday approx every 10 minutes and on Sunday approx every 15 minutes. The scheduled journey time is 20 minutes.

Visitors to Heslington East should board the Number 6 bus at Rougier Street, which stops at Heslington East before travelling down Field Lane to Heslington Hall. The Number 6 runs approx every 10 minutes on Monday to Saturday and every half hour on Sunday.

The main bus station is at Rougier Street. There is an online Journey Planner for local bus services. Staff may obtain a subsidised bus ticket.

By Taxi
A journey by taxi from the railway station to the University will take approximately 15 minutes. There is a taxi rank just outside the station. The University has a preferred taxi company,  Ebor Taxis.

By Bike
The University is well served with cycle paths and is currently improving cycle access and storage facilities. Cycle racks are available in most parts of campus.

The City Council provides  free copies of cycle route maps around the City of York, and there is a network of cycle paths on campus.

By Car or motorcycle
The University participates in a Car Share scheme which is available both for local journeys to and from campus, and for one-off or regular journeys from further afield. Please feel free to check the site either if you need a lift or have spaces to offer in your car.

The easiest route to the University is to take the outer ring road (A64 on the south and east sides of the city, A1237 around the north and west) to the junction with the Hull/Bridlington roads (A1079/A166). Turn off at the exit marked University and follow the signs past Grimston Bar and down Field Lane to University Road. This route avoids the City centre and known traffic blackspots.

The nearest Park and Ride to the University is Grimston Bar, off the A1079.


Parking at the University is limited.

More Information

 The University of York: 'How to reach the University'