Getting Here

Visiting York for the Festival?

York is one of the most accessible cities in the UK with excellent rail, road and air connections:

Getting to the Festival by Road:

Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here in your car easy.

The A1 and M1 connect from the north and south, while the M6 and M62 link Yorkshire with the Midlands and the North West. The M18/M180 gives easy access to the coast and countryside of Lincolnshire.

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When you arrive in York make sure you take advantage of the city’s excellent Park & Ride scheme.

Several bus services connect through York, making stops in the city centre. Visit the iTravelYork website for more information.

York’s six Park & Ride services allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus. A standard return fare is just £3.10. Up to three children (16 and under) can travel free of charge when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult. The nearest bus stop is situated on Tower Street, a two minute walk away. For timetables and more information, visit the iTravelYork website.

Getting to the Festival by Rail:

Getting to York by train is easy as the city is connected to major rail routes across the UK. With journey times from London to York at 2 hours and Edinburgh to York at 2 hours 30mins there is no excuse not to come and join in the action at JORVIK Viking Festival!

Main Operators:


Travel to York on LNER which links the city to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. Virgin will deliver you straight to the heart of the action!

 Transpennine Express

First TransPennine Express runs inter-city train services on three main routes across the North of England, linking Liverpool and Manchester with Leeds, York and the North East, with Sheffield and Doncaster, and with the Lake District and beyond.

Grand Central

Grand Central operates high speed direct train services between London Kings Cross, Yorkshire and the North East.

CrossCountry Trains

The CrossCountry network stretches from Aberdeen to Penzance, and Stansted to Cardiff. Fast train services connect major cities across Britain, including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and Southampton, as well as Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Northern Rail

Northern Trains call at over 500 stations across the North, including direct access to three National parks; Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors as well as routes into the Lake District.

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