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Travelling to York

Location of York


Airport Collections

We offer a coach collection from Manchester Airport for our main student intakes on specific dates free of charge. Coaches will leave the airport at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. You must book a place to use this service.  Please complete and return the online Airport Collection Form to reserve a seat.


Arrival at Manchester Airport

Manchester is the most convenient airport for York. On arrival at Manchester Airport, make your way to the railway (train) station, which is part of the airport complex. The trains to York depart every hour. The journey to York takes about 2 hours.

Fares: Single ticket Manchester to York £30.00 approx


Arrival at Heathrow Airport (London)

There is a regular direct underground rail service from Heathrow airport to Kings Cross railway station. The journey time is about 45 minutes. Trains leave King’s Cross station every half hour for York.
Fares: Single ticket Heathrow to Kings Cross approx £5.30. Single ticket Kings Cross to York approx. £93.00.


Arrival at Gatwick Airport (London)

Please make your way to the railway station, which is in the airport complex and take the THAMESLINK train to Kings Cross. These trains leave Gatwick at 15minutes and 45 minutes past each hour and the journey time to Kings Cross is 45 minutes. Please make sure you take the Thameslink train. There is another service called Gatwick - Victoria Express , which involves changing trains on the underground system and is more complicated. On arrival at Kings Cross Thameslink station, go out of the station building and cross the road to the main Kings Cross railway station, where you will catch the train to York. Trains leave Kings Cross every half hour for York, and the journey time is about 2 hours.

Fares: Single ticket Gatwick to York, via Kings Cross approx £103.00.

Please note: The last train to York leaves London Kings Cross at: 22.00 weekdays arriving in York 00.39, at 21.00 on Saturdays, arriving 22.51 and on Sundays at 22.00, arriving York at 00.33. Return rail tickets are only valid for a month. Please make sure you have a valid ticket to travel
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Arrival at Leeds Bradford Airport

A bus operates from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Station and then a train operates to York Station. The total journey time is approximately 1 hours 42 minutes. Alternatively taxis are available from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Railway Station for approximately £13.00 or directly to York for approximately


Arrival at Newcastle Airport

There is a direct link from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle Railway Station on the Metro. From Newcastle Station the journey takes approximately 1 hour to York Railway Station.

Fares: Single tickets can be bought inclusive of Metro ticket and train ticket for approximately £37.

Please note: Return rail tickets are only valid for a month.


How to find us in York

York St John University’s campus is just a stone’s throw from the bustling and vibrant city centre of York. The eleven-acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk is in a beautiful setting facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls. View our how to find us webpage.