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Day Trip to York by Rail includes Open Top Bus Dates and Times

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You will need to be at King’s Cross Station by 7:30am with your  train tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 8:00am and arrive in to York at 9:49am. 


Unrivalled in Britain for its magical charm and beauty, this walled city on the River Ouse was the northern capital in Roman times.

Open Top Bus Tour

The Open Top Bus Tour departs from outside the station and takes you all round the ancient city, including the famous medieval street, the Shambles; museums and galleries such as Castle Museum; and York Minster, a massive gothic cathedral with outstanding stained glass windows.

Click here to view the route map

Return Journey

Your train departs at 7:31pm and arrives back in London at 9:39pm (9:46pm on Saturdays).

For added comfort and luxury, you can choose to upgrade your rail trip to first class. This option includes wider, reclining seats with a generous amount of leg room, larger tables, a fast Wi-Fi connection, power sockets and USB charging points at every seat and complimentary snacks, sandwiches and refreshments (including alcohol).

York Christmas Market

Enjoy the Christmas cheer in one of the UK's most festive cities. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Market, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a festive wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products.

Days of departure:

Monday to Friday

Train Schedule:

London to York Meet your representative outside the ticket office in Kings Cross Station. Meeting time: 7:30am Departure from Kings Cross Station: 8:00am
Arrival at York Station: 9:49am* --------------------------------------------------------- York to London Departure from York: 7:31pm* Please arrive at least 15min prior to train departure time to avoid missing the train. Arrival to London King's Cross: 9:39pm*

York Open Top Bus Tour:

Bus starts from Exhibition Square Bus Stop (Stop 1). 1st November 2022 to 3rd January 2022 Daily - Buses run every 30 minutes First Bus: 9:45am Last Bus: 3:15 pm A circuit takes approx. 1 hour The buses will not operate on the following dates: Christmas Day Boxing Day Click here to view the route map

Please note:

*All times are provisional and subject to change. We will aim to book train with similar timing if these times become unavailable. You will receive in a separate email your train e-tickets and Open Bus Tour tickets. Full refund if cancelled up to 14 days prior to travel date. This tour is unescorted Train seats are allocated & not guaranteed together. Standard seats only are available with the Christmas Market package


Reserved seats on LNER train.
Open Top Bus Tour of York .
First Class (Optional) includes refreshments and food served at your seat.


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Open Top Bus Tour


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