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    Steam train to Scarborough

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 17, 2014

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    Steam train from York at Scarborough

    A different way to travel to Scarborough is by vintage steam train and through the summer of 2011 old steam trains will run to the town from Normanton, Castleford, Wakefield and York.
    The trains do not operate every day of the week and the cost is higher than the standard service train but of course this is a unique way to travel.
    The website has all the details you need for the 2014 season.

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    Moors Bus

    by Britannia2 Updated Mar 25, 2014

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    Moors Bus M2 stops in Helmsley
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    Moors Bus is an initiative to allow people without cars ( or those with who want to let the bus take them out) to places both well known and others not so well known in the North Yorkshire Moors National park.
    This is an excellent and very cheap way for visitors to the city , especially those from overseas who are not driving, to reach usually inaccessible places such as Castle Howard or Farndale.
    The buses interlink quite well but you do have a read through the very informative but long website to get details.
    Summer only and some buses disabled friendly. Recommended.
    MOORS BUS WILL NOT RUN IN 2014 DUE TO GOVERNMENT CUTBACKS

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    From London to York by bus

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Aug 3, 2013

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    We started from Sussex Gardens in London at 8.00.
    We drove along the A1(M) motorway that connects London with Edinburgh.
    Then we followed A64 and A19 towards York.
    The distance is about 400 km. It took us 5,5 hours to get to York.
    It was very amazing to watch left-hand traffic as a passenger. Don’t know what I would feel if I was a driver, haha!

    You can watch my 2 min 55 sec Video London-York by bus out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    North East Rover

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 18, 2013

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    Northern Train

    If you would like to explore from York by train the North East Rover may be of use. This ticket offers 197 miles of travel on the East Coast Mainline from Retford to Berwick on Tweed. The area covered is bounded by Newcastle - Carlisle - Settle - Bradford - Halifax - Huddersfield - Sheffield - Retford - Cleethorpes - the North Sea coast plus Newcastle and Berwick on Tweed. York falls within this area.
    Any 4 days in 8 - £88, child £44.00 and with a railcard £58.10. Not valid on Hull Trains or Grand Central trains and only after 08.45.
    Any 7 days £102, child £51.00 and with a railcard £67.35. (2013 prices)

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    To York by train

    by ettiewyn Updated Dec 9, 2012

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    I travelled to York by train, taking a regional train to Cologne, then ICE to Brussels, EuroStar to London and then an East Coast train from London to York. The journey from London Kings Cross to York takes about two hours and I found it very enjoyable, the views were nice and the train very comfortable.

    During my stay in York, I often used the TransPennine Express, a First train that connects Liverpool and Newcastle, but also has several shorter branches. I used this service to go to Scarborough, Durham and Leeds. Depending on your destination, trains go every hour or much more frequently.

    York's train station is very convenient, there is a nice seating area close to the entrance. There are some small restaurants, and free toilets that were always very clean. There is also a WHSmith which has a good selection of books. The station is only a short walk from the city centre.

    I pre-booked all my tickets on www.nationalrail.co.uk, you can save a lot if you book early.

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    Walking in York

    by ettiewyn Updated Nov 29, 2012

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    Within York's city centre, walking is definitely the best mode of transport. Exploring all those little streets and alleys, interesting corners, museums and churches and the river banks is best done on foot. I seriously think I never walked as much in any destination before, which means that in the evening of each day, my feet really hurt... So comfortable foot ware is a must! Be aware that the streets in York are very old and can be tricky, so pack shoes you feel secure in, and definitely no high heels or such things.

    Something else you will need is a good map of York. I found the map you get for free in the information centre very good, and I can read maps quite well, but I still got lost once or twice each day simply because York is such a cobwebs of small streets and it can be quite confusing at times. So be sure you get a map as soon as possible. There are signposts, too, but I would not rely on them as my only source of information.

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    Coast Liner

    by ettiewyn Updated Nov 24, 2012

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    The Coast Liner is a bus that, as the name says, goes all the way to the Yorkshire coast. There are several lines, but the main route, served by all those lines at least in part, goes from Leeds to Whitby. The main stops along that route are Tadcaster, York, Malton, Scarborough and Pickering. Some busses also stop in Filey and Bridlington.

    I used the Coastliner to go to Pickering, from there I took the steam train to Whitby and in the evening returned to York by Coastliner again. Both journeys were very comfortable, as the busses were very modern and new. There are several tickets just as one way and return tickets as well as "freedom tickets" and weekly tickets. I used single tickets on both journeys - the ticket from York to Pickering was £8 and from Whitby to York it was £10. The first journey took about one hour and fifteen minutes and the journey back about two hours.

    I also liked the bus journey because the views were absolutely wonderful - the rural, green areas on the way to Pickering, and then the fascinating and enchanting Yorkshire Moors on my way back. I must admit that I thought the views from the bus more interesting than those from the railway, and so if you are mostly interested in the landscape, I recommend the bus rather than the train!

    The bus leaves in front of York Railway Station, Stop C.

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    River trips

    by Britannia2 Updated Jul 15, 2012

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    On the Ouse in the ciy centre
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    Yorkboat operate river trips on their distinctive red boats from their staithes at Lendal Bridge and Kings Staithe in the city centre. The river cruises operate from February to early December and give a different perspective to this attractive city by letting visitors see the city from the river.
    There are several city cruises each day that last 45 minutes and once a day in the summer a cruise to the Bishops Palace.
    You can sit in the open on the upper deck but if it is cold there is a warm seating area downstairs with a cafe bar.
    The captain performs a running commentary and we found this very informative. The prices can be found on the website. The boat sails north initially and then south again to the Millenium Bridge from where it returns to the city centre.
    Disabled access only from Kings Staith only - beware of steep steps at Lendel Bridge.

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    Park and Ride

    by Britannia2 Updated Jul 14, 2012

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    Park and Ride bus in Clifford Street

    York is not a good place to take a car in to and for this reason it is best to put your car in one of the five sites around the city that offer a Park and Ride service.
    They are - Rawcliffe Bar (No.2 - Green Line) on the A19 north of York, Askham Bar (No.3 - White Line) on Tadcaster Road, Designer Outlet (No.7 - Red Line) on the A19 south of York , Grimston Bar (No.8 - Yellow Line) on the Hull Road and Monks Cross (No.9 Silver Line) off the A1036 Malton Road.
    The buses stop at good locations in the city centre and operate a 15 minute service (last buses from the city at around 17.50) but each service has its own stops in the city centre so make sure you know where to get back on the bus to return to your car.
    I only use the Yellow Line and the return fare is £2.50 (July 2012) and I guess others fares are roughly the same.

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    York Railway Station

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 17, 2012
    York Railway Station

    This is the mainline railway station in the city centre where a number of train companies operate services across the country. The main railway service is the London to Edinburgh (and Scotland) trains run by East Coast. Other railway services such as Cross Country, Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, Grand Central Rail and East Midland Trains.

    Click onto the highlighted companies for more information on the services including rail fares.

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    London York Train

    by ashuashwani Written Sep 21, 2011

    Hmm.. good to hear from you, I can help you to plan your trip more effectively. Here you can have a look on Londonyorktrain.com which will help you to plan your trip. Direct from London or any other destination.

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    round tour

    by uglyscot Written Jun 5, 2011

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    I decided to take a Hop on-hop off trip to get a lay of the land. I sat on the upper deck with the guided commentary piped beside my seat. There are 22 stops .That way I saved my feet , as walking on cobbles and uneven surfaces is not fun. This way too, you can get off and wander around places that interest you. The whole trip takes about an hour. If you get off, another bus appears every 12 minutes. The ticket is valid for 48 hours. There is more than one bus company; used York City Sight-seeing but there was York Pullman , and Terrible Tales tour.
    It cost me £7 as a concession, adults £10, children £4 or a family £15. A Family Fun tour also runs every hour. A heritage tour with a live guide costs £12.50, £9 concession, £5 children and £25 for a family. Under 5 yrs old go free.50. Tours run from 2 April until 25 September [2011]
    Wheelchair friendly buses are available.
    A map is provided on the bus.

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    park & ride

    by iaint Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Traffic congestion & parking problems are a well know problem in the city. The municipality's solution (or one of them, anyway) is a series of park and ride locations in the outskirts.

    I almost used the one at the designer outlet mall just south of the city. I was actually in the queue to get on the bus, when I realised I'd be better parking at the racecourse (where I was ending the day) and walking the rest of the way into town.

    Anyway, bus fare was £2.30 return for an adult. Your parking is free. Service every 10 minutes during the day. Reverts to every 15 minutes early morning and evening.

    Good option. If I hadn't been going to the racecourse I would have used it.

    And of course at the one I nearly used, you can go shopping too!

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    Arriva buses

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Arriva bus in York

    Arrive buses operate services from York to some surrounding towns. As these pages show there are a number of bus companies that operate services in the York area. Arriva mainly operate south from York but of note for visitors is that Arriva provide a service to the Macarthur GlenDesigner outlet ( see my shopping pages).
    The website link below gives full details of services.

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    Using Your Car

    by cheekymarieh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    York is a difficult city to negotiate and park in. Although I usually drive it is becoming increasingly difficult to park your car. Free parking is a arae commodity these days ( I usually park near to York City Football Ground). It is a long walk to the centre from here though.

    A fellow Vt member has introduced me to a £5 for the day car park at the railway station. On a Saturday it is easy to get in there although weekdays will prove to be more difficult.

    There are four places where you can park your car at the adge of the city and then get a bus from there. This is useful for those who are not familiar with negotiating the roads of the city. These facilities are available at Rawcliffe Bar (when approaching from the A19 - Teesside), Askham Bar (when approaching from the A64 -Leeds area), McArthurglen (from the A19 Selby/Doncaster area) and Grimston Bar (from the A166 or A1079 - Driffield, Hull,Bridlington areas).

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