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.
Car parking - There is a plentiful supply of free car parking on all of our racedays.
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.
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.
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.