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About buses

About buses in York

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York has an extensive local bus network, including six Park & Ride services.

Buses in York are run by a number of different companies, offering local services in addition to longer distance routes serving the wider region. A number of surrounding cities and towns such as Leeds, Malton, Selby and Pocklington are easily commutable by bus to and from York.

The majority of bus services in York are operated commercially, with some socially necessary services receiving financial support from City of York Council or neighbouring local authorities. See our list of bus operator contact details to find out how to contact your local bus company.

Please see more information on York's Bus Service Improvement Plan.

In April 2022, the Department for Transport made an indicative funding award of £17.3 million to City of York Council in respect of its Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

To utilise the BSIP funding, the council must enter into a statutory Enhanced Partnership (EP) with local bus operators. The EP sets out the responsibilities of the council and local bus operators and makes a binding commitment to honour these responsibilities.

We are currently consulting residents and stakeholder organisations to find out their views on our draft Enhanced Partnership.

Find out more about the Enhanced Partnership Consultation.

Commercial and supported services

Most buses in York are operated commercially by bus companies. Where this is not possible, the Council provides financial support.

Bus Service Operators Grant

Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) is a grant paid by HM Government to operators of eligible bus services and community transport organisations to help them...

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Quality Bus Partnership

The York Quality Bus Partnership exists to improve and encourage greater use of public transport in York.

All york

Find out where to board your bus in York city centre.

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All York ticket

Travel for just £4.10 per day when you buy a multi-day smart ticket. Valid on all buses in York.

Visit the All York page