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York St John University

Find and contact us

Plan your visit to our campus using the links below for advice and information, and contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

View of the brick buildings of the historic quad on campus, with autumnal leaves.

Whether you are visiting for a special event or just want to take a look around, we will be happy to welcome you to our campus.

Start your visit at the De Grey building reception where our team will be happy to answer any questions. Food and drink are available in several locations around campus, and you can explore our modern facilities and historic buildings.

Please note that York St John University is a no smoking campus.

Our current opening times are:

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm

Getting here

Find out how to get to our York campus by your preferred mode of transport.

For information on travelling to our London campus, visit the About our London campus page.

Our campus is located on the edge of the city walls in the centre of York, around a 1 mile walk from York train station. You can find walking directions to our campus on Google Maps:

Walking directions to York St John

Because of our city centre location, York St John has very limited on-campus parking and therefore this can only be used by blue badge holders with a permit.

Parking spaces on our campus are controlled by automatic number plate recognition and you may incur fines if you stay longer than the grace period. There is also no parking at our accommodation or Sports Park sites.

York has several nearby public car parks that can be used. The 3 car parks below are the shortest distance to campus.

  • Union Terrace car park YO31 7ES
  • Monk Bar car park YO31 7QR
  • Bootham Row car park YO31 7BP

These car parks are pay and display.

Visit iTravel York for driving and parking information

Blue Badge parking on York campus

The only parking we have available on our York campus is for blue badge holders. We require your registration plate details before you visit campus in order to add you to our permit system. You can contact yourself, or go through the event organiser.

Spaces on campus are limited. Alternative free blue badge parking can be found in the Union Terrace, Monk Bar car parks, or on Lord Mayor's Walk and Garden Street. Depending on what part of campus you are visiting these sites can often be closer than the parking bays on site.

A park and ride service is available to get into York city centre.

Visit iTravel York for park and ride information

The city of York is on the main line running between London and Edinburgh providing regular trains through the city. The York St John University main campus is 1 mile from York train station.

Visit National Rail website for train times

York is served by two major airports: Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. There are regular flights from a range of European and International cities. Manchester Airport is approximately 2 hours from York St John by train or by road. Leeds Bradford Airport is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from York St John by road.

Our campus is located on the edge of the city walls in the centre of York, around a 1 mile cycle from York train station. You can find cycling directions to our campus on Google Maps.

Cycling directions to York St John

Visiting us

De Grey reception.


Close up of an 'accessible use only' button on a campus door.

Accessibility on campus

The De Grey building on campus, on a sunny day.

Campus map

Daffodils of various shades of yellow growing outside the campus chapel

Sacred spaces

Student on laptop on sofa and coffee table in Students union

Campus WiFi

Get in touch

York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

Get directions

01904 624 624