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Advice for commuting students

A commuting student at York St John is any student that has the same home and term-time address.

Student cycling on campus

We have a designated commuting student contact who is able to meet with commuting students to help manage the impact commuting to university may have on your academic studies and wellbeing.

You can contact us about commuting by emailing


Travelling by car

The University has very few car parking spaces on campus, due to the building of our new creative centre.
It is possible to apply for a parking permit, but these permits are limited to students with specific needs. It is also possible to apply for a permit if you are car sharing with other students. To find out more, please contact Reception on
There is plenty of public parking in York and there is a wide ranging park and ride scheme in place.

Travelling by bike

The university also has over 300 bike racks located across the campus offering both open and closed facilities.

Travelling by public transport

York has great public transport links and our campus is served by a number of bus routes.
The train station is less than a mile away from our campus. There are regular train services from Leeds, West Yorkshire and, Scarborough. Fast services run on the East Coast Mainline from Doncaster, South Yorkshire and the North East, including Teeside, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.
For more information on our location see How to find us


Because of the coronavirus pandemic our commuting student accommodation is not currently available.

We will update this page with information about the reopening of this accommodation.

If you have any questions please email

Need to be in a 9 am lecture or want to go to an evening social event? Avoid the rush-hour traffic by staying overnight in our exclusive accommodation for commuting students at City Residence.

This costs £20 a night and includes bedding, en-suite facilities and car parking. Cheaper options are also available at our Grange residence.

Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and there is a maximum three night stay.

For more information or to book a room, please contact 


There are a number of lockers available for day use only in the Fountains Centre and in the Foss Building.

Catering facilities

The Student Kitchen in the Fountains Centre has two microwaves and a hot water tap, perfect for making a cup of tea and heating up your lunch! An additional hot water tap is located on the Ground Floor of the Fountains Centre on the left hand side near the vending machines. Hot water is also available free of charge from all catering outlets provided you have your own cup.

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