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Bus routes in York, England

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Bus routes in York, England

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This is a list of bus routes within the City of York. It includes all routes that are provided by major operators, it includes Frequent routes and Infrequent routes. The major operators that operate within York are;

Transdev York, First York, East Yorkshire Motor Services, Connexionsbuses, Arriva Yorkshire, Stephensons of Easingwold & Reliance Motor Services

There are services all around York to the Suburbs and out of York towards Leeds, Selby, Pocklington, Hull, Ripon, Easingwold, and to the Yorkshire Coast.

There is services to Villages that a close to York, these areas may only have a service on certain days or at infrequent intervals.

There is 6 Park & Ride Sites situated around York which are:

  • Rawcliffe Bar (2)
  • Askham Bar (3)
  • Designer Outlet (7)
  • Grimston Bar (8)
  • Monks Cross (9)
  • Poppleton Bar (59)
  • These Services run everyday with frequent intervals from 8-12 minutes


List of services in York: Click Here for a map of York Bus routes and for First York routes only Click Here. Please note that if a route number is in Italic this means that the service is changing, see 'Upcoming Changes' below.

Service Operator(s) From To Via Notes
1 First York Chapelfields Wiggington Acomb Shops, Holgate, York Rail Station, New Earswick & Haxby


First York Free Shuttle University Of York (Student Union) University Of York (Student Union) Heslington Hall, Science Park, Sport Village, Heslington East & Halifax College Monday to Saturday during University Term Time


First York University Of York (Wentworth Roundabout) York Hospital Heslington Hall, Heslington East, Hull Road, Tang Hall Lane Shops & Penleys Grove Street One Journey towards York Hospital Only. Fare is £1.00 single, tripper tickets are also valid
SS1 First York (Study Shuttle) University University Melrosegate, Tang Hall Lane, Heslington East, Fulford, Barbican and Library Runs 11th May to 5th June only - Night Service. CB.2 inbertween these dates (Different route)
Cb1 First York Clubbers Bus York Rail Station York Rail Station Clifford Street, Thief Lane, Fairfax House, Heslington East, Fulford Broadway, Fulford Road & Nunnery Lane University term time only night service
2 Atkinson's Coaches Harrogate York Starbeck, Knaresborough & Green Hammerton One journey Wednesday & Friday Evenings To/From York
2 First York (P&R) Rawcliffe Bar York City Centre (Museum Street) Leeman Road
3 First York (P&R) Askham Bar York City Centre (Tower Street) York Rail Station
X4 East Yorkshire Hull Interchange York Rail Station Ferriby, Brough, South Cave, Sancton, North Newbald, Market Weighton, Hayton, Kexby & Hull Road
4 First York University Heslington East Acomb Green Lane Osbaldwick, Taang Hall, York City Centre, Dringhouses, Foxwood & Acomb Front St Free travel between Wentworth Roundabout & Heslington East
5/5A First York Strensall Acomb (The Green) Huntington, York City Centre, Poppleton Road & Ostman Road (5) /Beckfield Lane (5A) Buses change number at Acomb (The Green)
6 First York York Station Road Clifton Moor York Hospital & Clifton
7 First York (P&R) York Designer Outlet York Rail Station Fulford & York City Centre
8 First York (P&R) Grimston Bar York City Centre (Piccadilly) Hull Road & Foss Islands (Towards York)
9 First York (P&R) Electric Monks Cross (P&R) York City Centre (Rougier Street) Malton Road & Hungate For Monks Cross Shops change to service 99 at Park & Ride Site
10/10A First York (Day/10A)

Transdev York (Evenings)

Stamford Bridge Poppleton Dunnington, York City Centre, York Rail Station & Boroughbridge Road 10A Via Dunnington Common Road (Ind Estate)
11 First York (Mon to Sat) Bishopthorpe Ashley Park Bishopthorpe Road, Rail Station & East Parade Evenings operates via South Bank
Transdev York (Sun & BH) Bishopthorpe York City Centre (Clifford Street) South Bank & Bishopthorpe Road / Rail Station (Towards Bishopthorpe)
12 First York Foxwood Lane Monks Cross Woodthorpe, Askham Bar, York City Centre & Elmfield Avenue Evenings & Sundays Foxwood - City is service 14
13 ConneXionsbuses Copmanthorpe Haxby West Nooks Askham Bar, City Centre, Huntington Road & New Earswick
Transdev York Copmanthorpe York City Centre (Clifford Street) Tadcaster Road & Nunnery Lane / Rail Station (Towards Copmanthorpe) Sundays & Bank Holidays only
14 First York Foxwood Lane Haxby (West Nooks) Woodthorpe, Askham Bar Tesco, York City Centre & New Earswick Evenings & Sundays only
16A Transdev York Elmfield Avenue Acomb Green Lane Fossway, York City Centre, York Rail Station & Holly Bank Sundays & Bank Holidays only
18/18A East Yorkshire Market Weighton (18)

Holme on Spalding Moor

York City Centre (Merchantgate) Bubwith, North Duffield, Skipwith, Wheldrake, Designer Outlet (18) & Fulford (18) /Yorkshire Air Museum (18A) X4, X46, 46/46A tickets are valid on service 18 to Market Weighton. 18A Sunday only, 18 no Sunday service.
19/30E Reliance Skelton York City Centre (Theatre Royal) Rawcliffe, Clifton Green Lane, Burton Stone Lane & Leeman Road (towards York) /Bootham (towards Skelton) 30E to/from Easingworld runs via Rawcliffe Mitre, Rawcliffe Lane & Brompton Road, one journey round Skelton village.
20 Transdev York University Heslington Hall Acomb Front Street (Mon-Fri)

Clifton Moor Tesco (Mon-Sat)

University Heslington East, Osbaldwick (Certain Journeys), Monks Cross, Haxby, Clifton Moor, Rawcliffe (Mon-Fri) & Poppleton (Mon-Fri) Two journeys per day to/from Askham Bar Tesco Via Chaloners Rd (Mon-Fri). Serves Osbaldwick once to Acomb & Twice to University
21 Connexionsbuses York Foss Islands Colton York City Centre, South Bank, Askham Bar Tesco, Bishopthorpe, Acaster Mailbis, Appleton Roebuck & Bolton Percy Some journeys operate to/from York The Stonebow only
24 Arriva Yorkshire York City Centre (Piccadilly) Acomb Circular Rail Station, Lindsey Avenue, Acomb Shops, Ascot Way, Askham Lane & Acomb Front Street Returning journeys operate to Rail Station then change service number to 26 to Merchantgate & Fulford
26 Arriva Yorkshire Fulford Crossfield Crescent York Merchantgate

South Bank

Fulford Broadway, York City Centre & Bishopthorpe Road Hourly between City Centre & South Bank
27 Arriva Yorkshire University Heslington Hall York Piccadilly

Railway Station

Fulford Broadway & Fulford Road Returning journeys run from York City Centre Merchantgate
29 Stephensons of Easingwold Easingwold York City Centre Raskelf, Tholthorpe, Linton on Ouse, Newton on Ouse, Shipton, Skelton & Clifton Without Some journeys only run to/from Shipton please use 31/31X from/to Shipton for the connection.
30/30X Reliance Thirsk York City Centre Raskelf, Easingwold, Shipton, Skelton (30E) & Clifton Without College days only 2 Journeys operate to Colleges. 30E Variation 2 journeys

& 31X

Stephensons of Easingwold Helmsley & Kirbymoorside York City Centre Amplethorpe, Byland Abbey, Easingwold, Shipton, Skelton & Clifton Without Some journeys connect with 29 at Shipton for Linton, Villages & Easingwold. 31A York - Easingwold via Tollerton. Some 31X journeys connect with 194 at Helmsley for Malton via Hovingham
36 Transdev York Sutton upon Derwent York City Centre (Merchantgate) Elvington, Yorkshire Air Museum, Wheldrake & Fulford 2 journeys (1 on Saturdays) operate to York Rail Station - For X36 see East Yorkshire 195. For York Maze see 46 (46M)
37 Utopia Tadcaster York City Centre Wighill, Catterton, Askham Richard, Askham Bryan & Askham Bar Tesco
40 Reliance York City Centre Easingwold & Crayke York Hospital, Relaince Garage, Sutton on the Forest, Huby & Stillington Peak journeys operate from Askham Bryan/York College on college days only. Some journeys serve Crayke before Easingwold and some after Easingwold
42 Arriva Yorkshire Selby York City Centre (Piccadilly) Wistow, Cawood, Naburn & Fulford
44 Transdev York (Unibus) Heslington East (University) York Rail Station Field Lane, Heslington Hall & York City Centre Free travel between Wentworth Roundabout - Heslington East. 24Hr service in term time
45/45A East Yorkshire York City Centre (Station Road) Bridlington (45) University of York (45), Dunnington, Wilberfoss, Pocklington, Warter (45) & Driffield (45) 45A one evening journey to Pocklington via Hull Road

& 46M

East Yorkshire York City Centre (Station Road) Bridlington (46) Univeristy of York, York Maze (46M), Wilberfoss, Pocklington, Market Weighton, Middleton, Tibthorpe (46A) & Driffield 46A operates as far as Driffiled only with the returning journey extending from Pocklington to York. 46M York to Pocklington via York Maze.
X46/X47 East Yorkshire York Rail Station Market Weighton & Hull York City Centre, Hull Road, Pocklington & Beverly (X46) /Cottingham (X47) X47 evenings and Sundays only
59 First York (P&R) electric Poppleton Bar York City Centre (Clifford Street) Boroughbridge Road & Rail Station
66 First York (Yourbus 66) York Rail Station Univeristy & Sport Village City Centre, Heslington Road & Heslington Hall 24hr service in term time
90 Coastal & Country Whitby York City Centre (Piccadilly) Ruswarp, Lockton, Thornton le Dale, Pickering, Malton & Hopgrove One journey to/from York Wednesdays only
99 First York Electric Monks Cross Park & Ride Monks Cross Shopping Park Monks Cross Drive For City Centre change to service 9 at Park & Ride site or use Service 12.
100 First York Strensall James Street (Depot) Haxby, Clifton Moor & York Hospital Early Morning only
200 First York Askham Bar James Street (Depot) Foxwood, Acomb, Rail Station, Fulford & University Early Morning only
142/143 Transdev York York City Centre (Piccadilly) Ripon York Rail Station, Boroughbridge Road, Hessay (142), Great Ouseburn, Green Hammerton, Boroughbridge, Dishforth (143) & Sharow (143) / Skelton on Ure (142)
180/181 Stephensons of Easingwold York City Centre (Station Avenue) Castle Howard

Then Malton

Woodlands Grove, Sand Hutton, Flaxton, Sheriff Hutton & Terrington (180) / Bulmer (181) Connects with services 182/183 to Malton - through fares available
184/185 Stephensons of Easingwold Easingwold (184) Helmsley (185) York, Monks Cross, Castle Howard & Nunnington Services connect at Monks Cross - Through fares. Sundays only (Not Bank Holidays)
195/X36 East Yorkshire (195/X36)

Transdev York (X36)

Pocklington York City Centre (Merchantgate)

York Rail Station (peak times)

Canal Head, Allerthorpe (195) , Thornton (195), Bielby, Everingham, Seaton Ross, Melbourne, Sutton upon Derwent, Newton upon Derwent (195), Elvington & Hull Road Service 195 operates one return journey between Pocklington to York Wednesdays & Saturdays only and between Newton upon Derwent & Pocklington Tuesdays & Thursdays only with the return journey continuing to York

Service X36 is run by East Yorkshire on Saturdays

196 East Yorkshire Aughton York City Centre (Station Road) Ellerton, East Cottingwith, Sutton upon Derwent, Elvington & Hull Road One journey to/from York Tuesdays only
197 Transdev York/First York/York Pullman York Rail Station Racecourse (Knavesmire) Nunnery Lane (Towards)/The Mount, Blossom Street (From) Racedays only
412 Connexionsbuses York City Centre (Piccadilly) Wetherby Then Harrogate Acomb, Knapton, Rufforth, Thorpe Arch (Peak times) & Tockwith Continues as X70 to Harrogate Via Spofforth
415 Arriva Yorkshire MAX Selby York City Centre (Piccadilly) Barlby, Riccall, Designer outlet & Fulford
42-2 Utopia York City Centre (Piccadilly) Pontefract (42-3) Fulford, Naburn, Cawood, Wistow & South Milford 42-3 Pontefract - Sherburn via J32 one return journey.
627 Arriva Yorkshire York City Centre (The Stonebow) Fulford School Heworth, Hull Road (Beeswing Towards Fulford & Archbishop Holgate's Sch towards York) & University Of York One journey to/from Fulford School. School days only
637 Arriva Yorkshire York City Centre (The Stonebow) Archbishop Holgate's School Heworth One journey to/from Archbishops Holgate's School. School days only
647 Arriva Yorkshire Foxwood Lane/Bellhouse Way Manor School

Piccadilly (Via 24 route)

Askham Lane & Beckfield Lane One journey to/from Manor School (Continues to Piccadilly) School days only
747 East Yorkshire Pocklington York Rail Station Bishop Wilton, Yapham, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Murton, Hull Road & York City Centre
748 York Pullman Low Catton Archbishop Holgate's School High Catton, Stamford Bridge & Dunnington One journey to/from Archbshop Holgate's School. School Days only
812 Stephensons Of Easingwold (DalesBus) Easingwold Grassington York Rail Station, Upper Poppleton, Ripon, Fountains Abbey & Pateley Bridge Seasonal only
840/X40 Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner Leeds Whitby Tadcaster, York, Malton, Flamingo Land, Thornton le dale & Pickering Only certain journeys serve Flamingo Land and summer only, use Kirby Misperton and walk to main entrance (10 mins), X40 operates limited stop Summer only.
843/X43 Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner Leeds Scarborough Tadcaster, York & Malton Some 843 journeys Start & Finish at Malton with only one journey upto every 1hr/2hr continuing from Malton to Scarborough. X43 (Tadcaster - Scarborough) operates limited stop and runs in the Summer Season
845 Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner Leeds Bridlington Tadcaster, York, Malton & Filey
884 Stephensons of Easingwold (DalesBus) Shipton & York Malham York Rail Station - Knaresborough - Harrogate - Otley- Ilkley - Skipton & Gargrave Seasonal only.
Tour (A) Transdev York (Citysightseeing) York City Centre York City Centre The Stonebow, Clifford's Tower, Nunnery Lane, Rail Station, Museum Gardens, Exhibition Square & Foss Bank No service in winter season
GBT Ghost Bus Tours York City Centre York City Centre Stonebow - Rougier Street - Exhibition Square
MP2 Stagecoach University of York (Heslington East) East Midlands Parkway

London (Direct Train)

Heslington Hall, York City Centre & Doncaster Click here for your route. Fares from £1.50 per person (£1.00 + 50P booking fee) Route Map Note if they is a train cancellation bus will operate though to London

York College Buses[edit]

  • Buses to York College only, most services operated by coaches. This table includes any special journeys to York College operated by Bus operators.
Service From To Via Notes
1 Howden York College Holme on Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe, Bubwith, Skipwith & Wheldrake College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
2 Monk Fryston York College Thorpe Willoughby, Selby, Escrick & Crockey Hill College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
3 Market Weighton York College Pocklington, Wilberfoss, Newton upon Derwent & Elvington College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
4 Kirbymoorside York College Helmsley, Ampleforth, Hovingham, Sheriff Hutton & Strensall College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
5 Harrogate York College Knaresborough, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Tockwith, Long Marston & Rufforth College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
6 Pocklington York College Bolton, Fangfoss, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge & Dunnington College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
7 Goole York College Rawcliffe, Snaith, Carlton, Camlesforth & Bryton College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
8 Northallerton York College Thirsk, Easingwold, Shipton & Skelton College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
9 South Milford York College Sherburn, Church Fenton, Scarthingwell & Towton College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
10 Hemingbrough York College Cliffe, Osgodby, Barlby & Riccall College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
11 Filey York College Scarborough, Sherburn, Rillington, Old Malton & Malton College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
12 Ripon York College Kirby Hall, Boroughbridge, Great Ouseburn, Little Ouseburn, Green Hammerton, Kirk Hammerton, Moor Monkton, Hessay & Poppleton College Days only see York College website for pick up times and ticket costs
30/30X Thirsk & Easingwold York College Via York Raskelf, Shipton & York City Centre Bus operates to York College on college days only 2 journeys - OPERATED RELIANCE
31 Kirbymoorside York College Via York Helmsley, Easingwold, Alne, Shipton & York City Centre Bus operates to York College on College days only 2 journeys, 31 day journeys operate to Easingwold only, buses going beyond Easingwold are numbered 31X and don't serve Alne - OPERATED BY STEPHENSON'S OF EASINGWOLD
40 Crayke & Easingwold York College Via York Sutton on the forest, Wigginton Road/York Hospital & York City Centre Bus operates to York College on college days only 2 journeys - OPERATED BY RELAINCE
422 South Milford York College Via York Sherburn, Cawood, Stillingfleet Naburn, Fulford & York City Centre Bus operates to York College on college days only 2 journeys - OPERATED BY UTOPIA

Upcoming Changes[edit]

Change Date Service Operator(s) Summary of change
30/8/15 944 Transdev Coastliner NEW Route Crossgates - York College
21/9/15 56 First York New route University - City Circular
27/9/15 840/843/845 Transdev Coastliner Winter timetable starts


  • Major Operators only

First York[edit]

  • Single (Adult) Between £1.00. £1.20, £1.50, £1.90, £2.20, £2.50, £3.00, £3.50
  • Single (Child) Between £1.00 (11-16), £1.30 (16-18 Unless Adult Fare is lower)
  • Student Fares - Single £1.50 (Route 4 only University - City), Return £2.00 (Route 4 only University - City), Day £3.00, 10 Trip £8.00 Week £10.00 Full Term £200, 1 Term £80
  • Concession, Free Travel from 9am on weekdays, Anytime on Weekends & Bank Holidays, Park & Ride fares below
  • Day £2.00 (Child), £3.00 (Young Person 16-18), £3.80 (Adult) & £7.40 (Group)
  • Weekly (Adult) £12.00
  • Weekly (Child) £5.00, (Young Person 16-18) £10.00
  • Month (Adult) £44.00
  • Month (Child) £25.00
  • Annual (Adult) £444.00 (valid for a full calendar Year)
  • Seasonal Click Here

Park & Ride fares

  • Adult Return £2.90
  • Child £1.00 Single (2 children free with each adult)
  • Concession £0.80 Single from the Park & Ride site only
  • Day Tickets are valid See First York

Transdev York From 28th April 2014[edit]

  • Single (Adult) Between £0.50, £1.20, £1.50, £1.90, £2.20, £3.00 & upto £5.00 on X36
  • Single (Child) Between £0.80 (YoZone) & £1.10.
  • Return (Adult) Between £2.00, £2.60, £2.90, £3.00, £3.50, £3.70, £3.90 & upto £5.00 on X36
  • Return (Child) Between £1.00 £1.20, £1.45 & £1.60
  • Concession, Free Travel from 9am on weekdays, anytime on weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Day (YoGo), £2.00 (Child YoGo), £3.50 (Child YoGo Plus), £4.00 (Adult YoGo), £5.20 (Adult YoGo Plus) & Unibus Day £3.00 (Unibus 44/Cb2/Sb1/20)
  • YoGo Plus offers Travel up to Stamford Bridge & Pocklington on routes 10/X36.
  • Period (Seaonal) Click here

All York[edit]

  • Travel on All routes in York up to the York Boundary
  • All York £4.50, £9.00 (Family), £18.00 (Week) & Young Persons Day (YP) £2.30
  • For Fares of other operators contact them