Day Trip to York by Rail  

Check-in time: 7.15am | Finish (approx.): 9.44pm
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Day Trip to York by Rail Welcome
Arrive at King's Cross station at 7:15am for your 8:00am departure, and meet the Golden Tours' representative by the ticket office. They will check you in, give you a welcome pack, and escort you to your reserved seats for your arrival into York at 09.51am.

Unrivalled in Britain for its magical charm and beauty, this walled city on the River Ouse was the northern capital in Roman times.

Open Top Bus Tour
The Open Top Bus Tour departs from outside the station every 20 minutes and takes you all round the ancient city, including the famous medieval street, the Shambles; museums and galleries such as Castle Museum; and York Minster, a massive gothic cathedral with outstanding stained glass windows.

Jorvik Viking Centre
Discover the Viking streets and people of over 1000 years ago, accurately reconstructed, on the actual site of the 'Viking Dig', from which there are over 800 artefacts on display.

Return Journey
Monday to Thursday: train departs at 7:29pm and arrives back in London at 9:44pm.

First Class (optional extra) includes refreshments served at your seat.




  • Reserved seats on East Coast trains
  • Open Top Bus Tour of York
  • First Class (Optional) includes refreshments served at your seat



Monday to Saturday

London to York: 8:00am, arrive 9:48am (9:52am on Saturdays)

York to London: 7:31pm, arrive 9:39pm (9:46pm on Saturdays)

Departure point: Kings Cross station

Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour of York

Live Guide:Subject to availability.

A circuit takes approx. 45 minutes

Bus frequency and times;
1 November to 12 December 2021:Daily, Buses run every 30 minutes (on Weekdays only, hourly from 2.23pm) First Tour 9:23am, Last Tour 3:23pm.
First Bus:9:23am from Exhibition Square
Last Bus:3:23pm from Exhibition Square

Daily from 13 December to 9 Jan (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Buses run every 20 minutes all day
First Bus:9:23am from Exhibition Square
Last Bus:3:23pm from Exhibition Square

New Years Day Buses run every 30 minutes.
First Bus:10:00am from Exhibition Square
Last Bus:3:00pm from Exhibition Square

No buses operating on Christmas Day or Boxing Day

Additional Information


What's Included in the tour

  • Reserved train seats
  • Open Top Bus Tour

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel transfers

Please Note:

  • Please double check you have entered the correct email address, as without the e-tickets you cannot travel. If you do not receive the email please contact the reservations team on +44 207 233 7030
  • Please print all documents; rail and entry tickets. You will need all these documents for your trip.
  • Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
  • This tour is unescorted
  • Train seats are allocated on first come first serve basis & not guaranteed together.

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