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.
View maps showing coach access, rendezvous points and parking:
Go to Visit York for help and advice for your stay in York.
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 doesn't belong to us.
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 St (Castle Rendezvous)
- Foss Bank (Minster Rendezvous)
Coaches are not permitted to stop at bus stops immediately outside York Railway Station under any circumstances.
Coach parking for Christmas markets
Our coach parks are available for pre-booked coaches only for weekends during the Christmas Market season:
- 16 and 17 November
- 23 and 24 November
- 30 November and 1 December
- 7 and 8 December
- 14 and 15 December
- 21 and 22 December
Pre-book coach parking at www.visityork.org/ChristmasCoachParking.
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.
York Racecourse coach park
You should only drop off/pick up passengers attending York Racecourse within the Racecourse coach park, accessed via Bishopthorpe Road.
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/pick up 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 pick up time