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Getting to York

JORVIK Viking Centre is located within the Coppergate Shopping Centre, right in the heart of the modern city of York.

Use this page to plan your travel to our beautiful city and your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre.

By Bus

Several bus services connect through York, making stops in the city centre. Visit the iTravelYork website for more information.

York’s six Park & Ride services allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus. The nearest bus stop is situated on Tower Street, a two minute walk away. For timetables and more information, visit the iTravelYork website.

By Car

The nearest car park is the Castle car park, just a five minute walk away (for Sat Nav Users, Castle Car Park Postcode: YO1 9SA).

FREE, secure car parking is available at York’s six Park & Ride sites. Visit the iTravelYork website for timetables and more information. The nearest bus stop is situated on Tower Street, a two minute walk away. More information on the York Park and Ride service is available.

If you drive an electric car you can find your nearest charge point here.

Park with Q-Park

Award winning car parking company Q-Park operate the Shambles car park a short walk away on Garden Place. Q-Park Shambles is a clean, well-lit and safe facility offering a range of convenient services.

Pre-book your parking online and use promo-code ‘Jorvik’ and receive 10% discount on your parking. Address: Q-Park Shambles, Garden Place, York, YO1 7NT.

By Train

York is on the East Coast main line between London and Scotland. It takes less than two hours to get to York from London. Trains run every half an hour, with at least 25 direct trains each week day.

Direct rail services also run to York from many of the UK’s main regional centres. York can be reached easily from all the following stations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Liverpool.

There are direct trains to and from Manchester International Airport and trains run every hour during the day.

Information on train times and prices is available by telephone from within the UK on 08457 48 49 50 or at the following websites:

By Coach

The nearest coach parks to JORVIK Viking Centre are at the St George’s Field and Union Terrace parking areas.

Information about the coach parks can be found on the City of York Council website. If you are visiting with a coach group, please see our Group Visits page for more information.

Bicycle Access

The JORVIK Viking Centre can be found on National Cycle Routes 65 and 66 pass through York. Cycle parking facilities are available throughout the city centre. More information about routes and parking is available here.

You can also plan your cycle route here.

What JORVIK Viking Centre looks like

Visitor with visual impairments may find this description useful.

JORVIK is located in the Coppergate Shopping Centre. When you approach JORVIK from Coppergate, it is the last unit on the right before St Mary’s Church. JORVIK is on the narrow street part of the shopping precinct – if you reach the open, circular area, you have gone too far.

When you approach from Castlegate, turn left at St Mary’s Church, keeping the open, circular area on your right, and JORVIK is the first unit on the left as you enter the narrow street part of the precinct.

JORVIK has queue barriers outside, with pictures of Vikings and the red JORVIK logo. There will be a member of staff dressed as a Viking by the queue barriers who will be happy to assist you.

At street level is the gift shop, with large floor to ceiling windows within red-brown coloured brickwork.