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Race day shuttle buses

A direct shuttle bus service operates between the city centre and York Racecourse on York race days only.

This service is jointly operated by Arriva Yorkshire, First York, Transdev York and York Pullman.

Timetable: Service 197

York Station to York Racecourse

Buses depart from Stop RJ opposite the station.

Normal race-days and
Summer Music Saturday
Evening events
(music showcase)
11:00  16:15
then at frequent intervals until then at frequent intervals until
14:00 18:30

Travel time: 12 minutes.

York Racecourse to York Station

Buses depart from Campleshon Road, adjacent to the racecourse entrance.

Normal race-days Summer Music Saturday Evening events
(music showcase)
16:00 16:00 20:30
then at frequent intervals until then at frequent intervals
until the racecourse is
clear of spectators.
then at frequent intervals
until the racecourse is
clear of spectators.
18:10

Travel time: 12 minutes.

The service frequency depends on the number of spectators expected to attend each event; on the busiest race-days, extra buses are used to cater for the increased demand.

​Single and return tickets can be purchased from the driver. Please note that concessionary bus passes and Plusbus tickets are not accepted.

Plusbus tickets are valid from York Railway Station on services 4, 11, 12, 13, 26, 840, 843 and 845, which all stop within a 5-minute walk from the racecourse entrance.