About driving in York
York is a small city with a historic centre consisting of narrow, ancient streets.
Because of its historic layout, York is very susceptible to traffic congestion, especially during morning and evening peak times.
Before you travel, consider whether you really need to drive into the city centre. Unless you're carrying heavy items or have mobility difficulties, there are usually cheaper and faster ways to get into the city.
See our journey planning page to compare the various transport options available to you.