Getting Here

York Racecourse, YO23 1EX, lies within a mile of the city centre and is served by convenient road, rail and air access routes.


On racedays there is a marked walking route for racegoers to walk back into the city centre, this is just over a mile.

By Bike 

There are a number of bike parks at the racecourse for racegoers to lock their bikes. Please note these are left at the owners risk. 

By Train

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 entrance, from 4pm onwards. (From 8.30pm till approximately 10.30pm for the evening Music Showcase).

Fares: Return - £4.00
            Single - £2.50

By Coach

The coach and minibus drop off and collection area will be within the Coach 'C' park, which is off Bishopthorpe Road to the south of the Terry's Chocolate factory building.

Drivers should approach York Racecourse from the A64 junction, via right past York College, proceed via Bishopthorpe Village and then to the Coach park off Bishopthorpe Road.

The new drop off and collection area will be clearly signposted from both the north and south of the course and our partner traffic management company will be on hand throughout every raceday, to provide direction to drivers.

Working with North Yorkshire Police and City of York Council, coaches and minibuses will not be allowed to stop on Bishopthorpe Road, Campelshon Road, Knavesmire Road or outside the Terry’s factory, to drop off or collect racegoers. 

This also means that coaches/minibuses do not need to stay for the day but can return for the collection phase.

York Racecourse would like to kindly ask that all minibus and coach drivers ensure all passengers are advised to return Coach ‘C’ park for their homeward journey.

By Car

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.

Car parking - There is a plentiful supply of free car parking on all of our racedays, vehicles can be left (at the Owner's risk) overnight and collected by 11am the following day.

On racedays we have a "Traffic & Travel Line", 07880 031414, operating from 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm. This number should be used to report an incidents or unplanned road closures, so other racegoers can be updated.

By Taxi & Private Hire


Hackney Carriages (taxis) may use the taxi rank on Campleshon road for pick up and drop off. 

We have a designated drop off and pick up point for Private Hire vehicles that is located in Car Park A. Any pre-booked private hire pick-ups should be given this location as the drop off and pick-up point.  Please do not arrange to meet your driver in a residential area. 

A designated drop off and pick up point is provided for Uber passengers, which is also in Car Park A.  As a courtesy to our neighbours the Uber App will not permit pick up and drop off in residential areas near the racecourse. 


By Helicopter 

If you wish to land by Helicopter, please contact the helipad team on (0)  1373 858535 or email [email protected].

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