Day Trip to York by Rail includes Open Top Bus

Activity code: P9

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Duration Approx. 14 hours and 30 minutes
Departure King’s Cross station
Start Time 7:30am
E-Ticket Accepted


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


You will need to be at King’s Cross Station at 7:30am with your e-tickets for your rail journeys. Your train will depart at 8:00am and arrive in to York at 9:51am. Ready for a day in the beautiful city of York. 

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 Golden Tours Open Top Bus Tour departs from outside the station 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.

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

For added comfort and luxury, you can choose to upgrade your rail trip to first class. This option includes wider, reclining seats with a generous amount of leg room, larger tables, a fast Wi-Fi connection, power sockets and USB charging points at every seat and a complimentary two-course meal for lunch and dinner (as well as a breakfast menu in the morning).

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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
  • Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
  • This tour is unescorted
  • Train seats are allocated on first come first serve basis & not guaranteed together.

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: King’s Cross station

Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour of York

First Bus: 9:23am from Exhibition Square
Last Bus: 4:23pm from Exhibition Square
Live Guide: Subject to availability.

A circuit takes approx. 45 minutes

Bus frequency:
Sat and Sun from 19th Sept to 17th Oct. Buses run every 20 minutes
Mon to Fri from 1st Nov to 10th Dec. Buses run every 30 minutes until 1423 then hourly,
Sat and Sun from 6th Nov to 11th Dec. Buses run Every 30 minutes all day
Mon to Fri from 20th Sept to 22nd Oct. Buses depart every 20 minutes until 1400 then every 40 minutes.
Sat 23rd Oct to Sun 31st Oct. Buses depart every 15 minutes, all day.