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Balloon Fiesta travel advice

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Families, Buses, Driving, Park and Ride, Visiting York

Visitors to this year's Balloon Fiesta are advised to travel by bus.

This weekend (September 27-29), the Balloon Fiesta returns to York's Knavesmire and is expected to attract thousands of visitors. Please note there will be road closures, one-way systems and no parking areas in place for the event.

Visitors are advised to use Askham Bar Park & Ride (service no. 3) to reach the event. The Park & Ride service also picks up opposite York Station for those arriving by train. Bus services which normally serve the South Bank area will be on diversion- please see our bus diversions page.

For more information, visit You can also view fare and timetable information on the Park & Ride section of this website.

To keep up-to-date with the latest news, follow the Balloon Fiesta's social media feeds (@YBF2019) and, if you're travelling by car, follow all event signage when travelling to the Knavesmire.

You can also get up-to-date  traffic and travel information via the council’s traffic team - @York_Travel - on Twitter