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College Coaches

York College offers 13 routes into College from around the region. 

See our interactive map below for current pick up points and times. These will be updated during the summer for the next academic year.

pdfFollow this link for coach pick-up points, times and costs. Tickets are available to purchase from the bus ticket machine outside the Alan Ayckbourn Theatre in the Atrium and the Finance Desk in the InfoZone.

From September 2016 York College will be running a coach from the Bedale area.  Exact pick-up points, times and prices are currently being finalised. Follow this link to register your interest, and receive further information about this service.

We are also hoping to run a College bus service from Pickering starting in September 2016. If you would be interested in using this service please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Currently a Coastliner service is available from Pickering.

Contact details for York College bus companies:

Routes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 10 York Pullman, 01904 622992 
Route 4, 5, 8, 11 , 12 and 12a Stephensons, 01347 838990

Local Bus Services

First York buses coming to York College/Askham Bar start from Rougier Street and the Railway Station:

  • White Line (Park and Ride) 3
  • Pink Line 12
  • Connexions Buses Route 13 (from Haxby to Copmanthorpe)
  • Coastliner services via York stop at York College.

Utopia Travel - Wistow and Cawood to York College

Bus timetables are available from the InfoZone.

Latest information regarding travel from Tadcaster

If you are travelling from/via Tadcaster, please follow this link for updates on the Coastliner diversion.

Directions and Maps

Follow this link for directions and maps of how to reach the college.

Travel Plan

York College is committed to reducing car travel to campus to help reduce carbon emissions.

pdf Follow this link to our Travel Plan for more information on how we plan to do this.

Assistance for under 19 and full-time students

If you are studying a further education course, you may be eligible for free or discounted travel, depending on your circumstances. Check out what your local authority offers below. College Bursary application forms are available from the InfoZone or directly from your local authority.

East Riding of Yorkshire County Council

Leeds City Council

North Yorkshire County Council

York City Council

College Bursaries

For the 2015/16 academic year, you can apply for up to 90% of your travel costs or £10 per day (whichever is cheaper), forms available from the InfoZone. Funding is based on household income, where you live and whether you receive any help from any other source.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August 2015, you should apply to your local council before the College bursary if you meet their criteria.

Student Savers

There are lots of different student savers available depending on where you live and how you will travel to College – make sure you investigate all of your options to ensure that you are getting the best deal and saving the most money!

Arriva - Discounted termly and annual passes, full-time students aged 18 or over

East Yorkshire Motor Service - 20% off all bus journeys with a pre-paid card, for full-time 16-18s only. Buy your card online and top up on the bus. 

First York - A range of discounted travel passes for unlimited use of the First bus services in York can be purchase on the bus, from the First York website and from the Finance Desk at College.  Follow this link to find out about First York’s ticket offer this year.

Harrogate Coach Travel - Travel on a child’s fare with a YOzone or Transdev SuperSaver Pass.

Transdev - BOB replaces the old paper Young Person Supersaver and Student SuperSaver cards.  BOB is a smartcard that gives you a saving of around a third off the full adult bus fare. If you are aged between 11 and 18, you can travel with BOB for the discounted rate until the day before your 19thbirthday. If you are a full time student who is over 19 you can travel with BOB and get a discount, but you will have to carry your college ID.

Utopia - £480 annual pass includes all travel to and from college and 33% weekend discounts or 12 single journeys for the price of 9. Forms available from the InfoZone in College or Utopia

West Yorkshire Metro - Half price travel within West Yorkshire with a £5 Scholars Metrocard, 16-18s only. Includes 1/3 off Coastliner fares when you start in West Yorkshire and travel to North Yorkshire

YOzone - Free YOzone pass gives reduced price travel within York, full-time 16-18s only

16-25 Railcard - 1/3 off most fares with a £30 per year/£70 for 3 years pass, everyone aged 16-25 and full-time students aged 26 and over, minimum fares apply to travel before 10am

Plusbus  - If you have a Railcard, you can also get 1/3 with a Plusbus ticket, making unlimited bus travel in York or West Yorkshire just £2 per day and travel round Harrogate just £1.30

Useful websites:

All travel options in the York area:

Yorkshire Journey Planner:

Cycling to college

The college supports sustainable travel and encourages students and staff to walk or cycle whenever possible. The overall objectives of the 2015 Travel Plan are to promote the use of more sustainable travel to get to college. This helps everyone by reducing parking and congestion as well as providing a cheap way for individuals to stay fit and healthy.

Cycle parking on site provides secure space for up to 500 cycles; a high proportion of these areas are covered. Cycle paths and parking are clearly marked with safe access points, lighting and signposting. For many students living within 3 miles cycling is the quickest way to get to college using off road cycle tracks. Cycle maps and information about bike events and servicing are provided in the college Infozone. 

Follow this link for more cycling information,  including some cycle routes to college and how long your journey may take.


York College is a ‘permit only’ parking site.

Visitors to the college must sign in at reception and obtain a hanger permit.  For staff and students there are 2 types of permit available:

Annual Permit – The cost is £66 for a car and this allows you to park without further payment for one academic year.

A cost of £45 will be charged for a motorbike/moped and this also allows you to park without further payment for one academic year.  

Annual Occasional Use Permit - if you only use your vehicle occasionally you can obtain an Annual Occasional Use Permit. This is free and this allows you to park in the Pay & Display (P&D) car park for a daily charge of 60p. Please ensure that the P&D ticket is displayed daily with the occasional use permit (motorcycle/moped users may only apply for an annual permit at a charge of £45 per academic year).

The College has limited parking space and courteous, safe driving is expected at all times. This car park can get full early in the morning. Please do not park in local residential avenues such as Chessingham Gardens.

Please familiarise yourself with the car park rules as there are financial penalties if you breach them.

Staff and students must obtain a permit from the estates office on the first floor, room 1F123. Students are not eligible for a car parking pass until they have held a full licence for at least twelve months however there is an appeal procedure which is detailed in the link below.

pdfVehicle Parking Form

There are a number of disabled car parking spaces adjacent to the main entrance. A College permit and a valid pay and display ticket (with an occasional use permit) must be displayed.

York College Pilot Car Sharing Scheme

Car sharing is becoming increasingly popular as the benefits are acknowledged, and many communities and employers are introducing car sharing schemes. York College Green Transport revised plan has committed to introduce a car sharing scheme to help reduce carbon emission.