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Travel and transport

Information for coach operators

We don't permit coaches and minibuses with more than 16 seats within the city walls, except to access Lendal Arch 'gyratory' at Station Road.

Coaches are not permitted to use Lendal Bridge or Ouse Bridge.

Coaches may only use Skeldergate Bridge to cross the river in the city centre.

Go to Visit York for help and advice for your stay in York.

Coach access and parking maps

View maps showing coach access, rendezvous points and parking:

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City centre coach parking

You can park coaches and larger minibuses in our designated coach parks at:

We can't accommodate coaches or larger minibuses in any of our other car parks.

If you book in advance, additional parking facilities may be available at:

  • Transdev York depot, Hospital Fields Road, YO10 4EW
  • telephone: 01904 655585

Note: This coach park is not managed by City of York Council.

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Coach drop-off and pick-up points

You may only drop off and/or pick up passengers in the city centre at coach parks or the following rendezvous points:

  • Leeman Road (Railway Rendezvous)
  • Fawcett Street (Castle Rendezvous)
  • Foss Bank (Minster Rendezvous)

Coaches are not permitted to stop at bus stops immediately outside York Railway Station under any circumstances.

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Rail replacement services

Contact York Station Manager for access to York Railway Station long stay car park if you're running rail replacement services.

Coaches must not stop in front of the station for any reason.

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York Racecourse coach park

You should only drop off and pick up passengers attending York Racecourse within the Racecourse coach park, accessed via Bishopthorpe Road.

Note: This coach park is not managed by City of York Council.

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Children and visitors with special needs

If you're carrying coach parties of young children or people with special needs (such as mobility problems), contact our Highway Licensing Team to apply for a permit to drop off/pickup within restricted areas.

In these circumstances, you must:

  • make your application at least 7 days before your visit
  • carry your permit onboard your vehicle for the duration of your visit
  • park in a coach park once passengers have been dropped off
  • return only at the agreed pickup time

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Coach parking for Christmas markets

Information about arrangements for coach parking for York Christmas markets is usually published here in October each year.

If you have a query about Christmas coach parking you can email:

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Also see

Highway Licensing Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Parking Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551309