York Racecourse lies within a mile of the city centre and is served by convenient road, rail and air access routes.
The recommended raceday route to the racecourse from all directions is via the A64 to the south of the racecourse. Please note, on racedays not all of the usual routes to the racecourse are accessible. Please follow the yellow directional signs, and be aware that satellite navigation systems will not contain the traffic plan routes.
Fast and frequent trains run from London Kings Cross, taking as little as 1 hour 52 minutes. Direct trains running from Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. York Station is a taxi, regular shuttle bus or a brisk walk to the racecourse.
By Shuttle Bus
The 197 Shuttle Bus service links York Railway Station to the Racecourse,
From York Station
The shuttle buses operate from Stand RJ opposite the Railway Station entrance between 11am and 1.00pm (between 4pm and 6pm for the evening Music Showcase).
From the Racecourse
The shuttle buses return to the Railway Station from Campleshon Road, next to the Racecourse enterance, from 4pm onwards. (From 8.30pm till approximately 10.30pm for the evening Music Showcase).
Fares: Return - £3.00
Return Shuttle Bus vouchers can be purchased directly as a Top Up from our website when purchasing your race tickets or badges.