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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.

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 pickup points

You may only drop off and/or pickup 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.

Coach parking for Christmas markets

Weekend parking must be booked through Make it York, for bookings on Saturday and Sundays please visit

You must prebook to park in our coach parks on the:

  • 19 and 20 November
  • 26 and 27 November
  • 3 and 4 December
  • 10 and 11 December
  • 17 and 18 December

There is no need to book parking if you wish to visit Monday to Friday, the cost of parking during the week is £15 per day and can be purchased on a first come first served basis at one of the pay machines in the coach park or by using RingGo.

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/pickup 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/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

Also see

Highway Licensing Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 553657

Parking Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551309