Bus Services in York

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Tour de Yorkshire: 28 – 30 April 2017

Disruptions, diversions and delays are likely when the cyclists hit the roads of Yorkshire this weekend. As well as the changes listed here, please be aware that roads are likely to be busier than usual and so buses may get caught up in heavy traffic even if they are supposed to be running a normal service. If you want to watch the race, get in position in plenty of time!

Friday: Bridlington, Driffield, Pocklington, Bishop Wilton, Malton, Pocklington, Goathland, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough

Saturday: Tadcaster, Wetherby, Knaresborough, Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Lofthouse, Masham, Ripon, Harrogate

Sunday: Bradford, Saltaire, Ilkley, Bolton Abbey, Grassington, Skipton, Keighley, Haworth, Halifax, Holmfirth, Penistone, Sheffield

See full details of service changes.

Special services

Easter 2017 & bank holidays

Good Friday (14 April)

A Sunday service will operate on all routes except:

Dalesbus services will operate on 856 and 872, in line with the above, but will not operate on 855, 873, 874 and 884.

Easter Saturday (15 April)

A normal Saturday service will operate on all routes

Easter Sunday (16 April)

A normal Sunday service will operate on all routes

Easter Monday (17 April)

A Sunday service will operate on all routes except:

Stephensons will run a bank holiday service on the 29, 31X and 180/181 on Easter Monday.

York Races

A frequent shuttle bus, route 197, runs from York railway station to the Racecourse on race days, at least every 15 minutes. These services are operated by various operators including First, Transdev and Pullman.

Buses run from the station from 1100 until about 10 minutes before the first race. Buses return from the racecourse from 1630 until about 1 hour after the last race

Single fare: £2 – return fare: £3

Please note that National Bus Passes are not valid on this service

On other days, the 11 runs to the main entrance, and there are frequent services to Tadcaster Road, 5–10 minutes walk away

Great Yorkshire Show

For the three days of the Great Yorkshire Show in July, Harrogate & District run free shuttle buses at frequent intervals from Harrogate bus station (at least every 20 minutes)

Buses start running at about 0730, and finish at about 2000 (Tuesday/Wednesday) or 1900 (Thursday), and are timed to connect with trains from Leeds and York.

There will be no shuttle service from Hornbeam Park this year.

All buses around Harrogate are likely to be disrupted due to heavy traffic over those three days so please allow additional time for your journey.

Egton Show

On the day of the Egton Show (August), Arriva will run a special service 193 leaving Whitby hourly from 0930 to 1730, and leaving Egton hourly from 0955 to 1755.

Scarborough open-top buses

Scarborough & District run open-top buses during the summer

National Bus Passes are not valid on these services

Whitby open-top tour buses

Coastal & Country run a Whitby tour bus during the summer

Buses run a circuit from the town centre to the Whalebones, West Cliff, the Abbey and returning to the town centre, which takes about an hour.

From 1 April to 6 September 2009, buses run daily from 1000 to 1700. From 7 September to 31 October 2009, buses run daily except Monday and Friday from 1000 to 1530.

Adult: £4.00 – Senior citizen/Child/Student: £3.00 – Family: £10.00 – tickets are valid all day

Please note that National Bus Passes are not valid on these services

York open-top tour buses

Open-top tour buses run frequent services around York city centre daily throughout the year, calling at major tourist attractions including Clifford's Tower and Exhibition Square. 24-hour and 48-hour tickets are available. See the links below for more details.

Please note that National Bus Passes are not valid on these services