old buildings and a bridge above the river ouse in York

Trains to York Station

York Station is situated in the city of York, North Yorkshire. York Station is on the southeast side of the city centre, just below the River Ouse. York Station is the only mainline station in the city and the busiest station in North Yorkshire, serving 10.09 million passengers in 2019-20.

Network Rail owns York Station, and London North Eastern Railway manage it. London North Eastern Railway also run most intercity services from the station. In the book, Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, York Station was one of only ten stations to be awarded five stars.

The original York Railway Station was opened in 1839 by York and North Midland Railway in a temporary wooden building outside the city walls. The current station was opened in 1877 and, with 13 platforms at that time, was the biggest station in the world.

Station Area Map

York Railway Station is located in the city of York, just to the south of the River Ouse. There are several landmarks near York Station, including the National Railway Museum York, JORVIK Viking Centre, and Clifford's Tower, York.

York Station is on the East Coast Main Line, between Doncaster and Thirsk, with most trains on the line operated by London North Eastern Railway. CrossCountry, Transpennine Express, and Grand Central run intercity trains from York Station, while Northern Trains run regional services.

York Station has 11 platforms, though it had as many as fifteen at one point. Platforms 1 to 9 are inside the station, with platforms 10 and 11 outside the main station. All the platforms except 9 to 11 are under the large, curved, glass and iron roof.

Station Details and Facilities


York station, Station Road, York, North Yorkshire YO24 1AB

General Information

Station Opening Hours:

York Station is open whenever trains are running.

If you need to use the ticket office managed by London North Eastern Railway, its opening hours are:

  • Monday - Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 19:00

Ticket Buying and Collection

You can book train tickets to York with Split My Fare. You will have the option to receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service ticket machines at York Railway Station.

Passenger Services

Information services Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Sunday 00:00 - 23:59

Ticket Office

On the Main Concourse.

Ticket Office Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 19:00

For Advance Purchases, the Ticket Office opening hours are:

  • Monday - Friday 08:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

A height adjusted ticket counter is available at York Station.

There are accessible ticket machines at York station on the main concourse.

Station Facilities


Located in the main concourse.

Car hire

Available from Europcar on Platform 1 or Hertz next to the ladies toilets on Platform 3.

Europcar cars are situated on Queen Street, opposite the train station Long Stay Car Park.

First Class Lounge

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 19:00

Located on Platform 3.

Facilities: Toilets, TV, charging points for mobile phones, screens with updated train information.

Showers: No

Pay Phones

Pay phones are available.

Post Box

Located outside the station.


Shops are located in the main concourse.

Waiting Room

York Station has heated waiting rooms available. Seating is available at an accessible-height in the waiting room.


Accessible Toilets

The National key toilets are adjacent to Platform 2 and between Platforms 8 and 9; a RADAR key operates these toilets. A RADAR key is available from station staff.

Assistance Meeting Point Opening Hours

  • Monday - Sunday 24 Hours a Day
  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday 24 Hours a Day

The assistance meeting point is the Customer Information Point located on the main concourse.


A ramp for train access is available from station staff.

Step-free Access

York station is a Category A station with step-free access to all platforms.


Wheelchairs are available.


The Ladies' toilets are located in the Main Concourse and the Waiting Room between Platforms 7 and 9. The Gents toilet is adjacent to Platform 2 and between Platforms 8 and 9.


Free public WiFi available.


Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday 24 Hours a Day

The car park is operated by London North Eastern Railway.

604 spaces with 6 accessible spaces available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is York train station from town?

York Station is situated just outside the city centre, which you can reach in under ten minutes.

Are dogs allowed at York Station?

Dogs are allowed at York Station, though they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier.

Is York train station big?

York Station is quite big with 11 platforms. When it was built in 1877, it was the biggest railway station in the world.

Does York Station have barriers?

York Station does not have ticket barriers, but there are ticket inspectors around the station.