Unlimited train travel from York - York to Scarborough to Hull to Selby to York (or reverse). 2013 prices are adult £22.00, with a railcard £14.50 and child £11.00.
It cost me 6.50 GBP (April 2012) for a day return with Coastliner Buses from Leeds to York. It cost more if you travel at peak time and if you stay more that 24 hours in York.
CAR PARKS ARE EXPENSIVE. USE THE ABOVE WEBSITE AND THIS PAGE:
FOR PRIVATE CAR PARKS.
We walked around a lot in the centre of York...it's the best way to see the sights... I totally recommend leaving your car and looking around York on foot... :)
Two hours by train from London.
Walk around York it's best seen from foot and it's flat so easy to walk.
Not forgetting the horse and carriage ride around York - a bit more expensive than the bus I imagine and certainly can't hop on and off as you please either!
There is no need to book the bus tour - just hop on, they run every 15 minutes every day of the week. Must be a good view from the top deck!
Like many cities York has open topped bus tours - allowing you to hop on and off the bus throughout the day so various tourists sights can be seen easily.
I noticed river boat trips were available - but it seemed quite expensive in relation to the time spent un the river cruise :-S
One way to view the sights of York is to take a cruise along the waterways. There are various types of cruises to choose, from ghost tours to dinner cruises, take your pick.
Hop on and off the red 'CitySightseeing' bus at 15 different stops. Runs all year round every 15 minutes between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. during Summer and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. during Winter.
FLY, OR TAKE A FERRY TO ENGLAND FROM EUROPE.
I HAVE USED THE TUNNEL BEFRORE.....IT IS FAST.
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The best way to get around in York is to walk. Explore the twisting city streets and soak up the colorful atmosphere.
Here is a map that should help you plan your visit.