Day Trip to York by Rail

Event location: Day Trip by Rail. Ongoing event.


Arrive at King's Cross station at 7:15am for your 8:00am departure, and meet our 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. 


Reserved seats on East Coast trains

Entry to Jorvik Viking Centre

Open Top Bus Tour of York


Days of departure: Monday to Thursday

Check-in time: 7.15am

Finish (approx.): 9.44pm

Departure point: King's Cross station 

Please note: York Open Top Bus tour does not operate on December 24 - 26.