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Bus

York does not have a bus station; intercity buses stop outside the train station, while local and regional buses stop here and also on Rougier St, about 200m northeast of the train station.

For timetable information, call Traveline Yorkshire or check the computerised 24-hour information points at the train station and Rougier St. There's a bus information point (8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday) in the train station's Travel Centre.

Birmingham £20, 3½ hours, one daily

Edinburgh £40, 5½ hours, two daily

London from £36, 5½ hours, three daily

Newcastle £12, 2¼ hours, two daily

Car

A car is more hindrance than help in the city centre, so use one of the Park & Ride (www.itravelyork.info/park-and-ride) car parks at the edge of the city. If you want to explore the surrounding area, rental options include Europcar, located next to the long-stay car park at the train station.

Train

York is a major railway hub, with frequent direct services to many British cities.

Birmingham £45, 2¼ hours, two per hour

Edinburgh £70, 2½ hours, two to three per hour

Leeds £7, 25 minutes, at least every 15 minutes

London King's Cross £80, two hours, every 30 minutes

Manchester £21, 1½ hours, four per hour

Newcastle £20, one hour, four to five per hour

Scarborough £11.50, 50 minutes, hourly