Getting Here

Visiting York for the Festival?

York is one of the most accessible cities in the UK with excellent rail, road and air connections:

Getting to the Festival by Rail:

Getting to York by train is easy as the city is connected to major rail routes across the UK. With journey times from London to York at 2 hours and Edinburgh to York at 2 hours 30mins there is no excuse not to come and join in the action at JORVIK Viking Festival!

Main Operators:

Virgin Trains East Coast: Official Travel Partner

Travel to York on Virgin Trains East Coast which links the city to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. As the Official Travel Partner for JORVIK Viking Festival 2017, Virgin will deliver you straight to the heart of the action!


Virgin Trains East Coast are the Official Travel Partner of the JORVIK Viking Festival


 Transpennine Express

First TransPennine Express runs inter-city train services on three main routes across the North of England, linking Liverpool and Manchester with Leeds, York and the North East, with Sheffield and Doncaster, and with the Lake District and beyond.

Grand Central

Grand Central operates high speed direct train services between London Kings Cross, Yorkshire and the North East.

CrossCountry Trains

The CrossCountry network stretches from Aberdeen to Penzance, and Stansted to Cardiff. Fast train services connect major cities across Britain, including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol and Southampton, as well as Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Northern Rail

Northern Trains call at over 500 stations across the North, including direct access to three National parks; Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors as well as routes into the Lake District.

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Getting to the Festival by Road:

Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here in your car easy.

The A1 and M1 connect from the north and south, while the M6 and M62 link Yorkshire with the Midlands and the North West. The M18/M180 gives easy access to the coast and countryside of Lincolnshire.

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When you arrive in York make sure you take advantage of the city’s excellent Park & Ride scheme.

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