Day trip to York with open-top bus tour

King's Cross


Day trip to York with open-top bus tour

King's Cross Railway Station
Euston Road


From stunning architecture and ancient treasures to cultural gems and trendy restaurants, discover the best things to see and do in York on a one-day tour from London.

Train to York

Head to King's Cross Station to get an early train to the medieval city of York. After a little under two hours, step off the train and start exploring this northern gem.

Visit York

Once you get to York, a thrilling day of sightseeing at your own pace awaits.

To help you navigate the city and explore its best spots, this package includes an open-top bus ride, which departs outside the train station and takes in all the major sights, from museums and galleries to York Cathedral.

People walk among a narrow street in york with tower medieval buildings in the shambles district.

Explore one of England’s best preserved medieval cities, with a stroll along the City Walls. Marvel at incredible architecture throughout the city, from the magnificent gothic York Minster Cathedral to historic buildings dating back to the 13th century.

Also make time for a wander down The Shambles, a pretty network of winding cobbled streets lined with crooked buildings.

How do I get tickets for the tour?

You can book tickets for the day trip to York with open-top bus tour online now.

What's included in the ticket price?

Reserved train seats, a York open-top bus tour and meet and greet at King's Cross Station are all included in your booking.

What time does the York tour depart?

Tours run daily from Monday to Saturday. You will receive all your tickets via email. On the day, please meet your Golden Tours representative at 7.30am outside the ticket office at King’s Cross Station. You will then take the 8am train to York (7.42am on Saturdays), which will arrive at 9.51am (9.52am on Saturdays).

Don't forget your e-ticket!

What time does the tour return to London?

The York day trip package includes reservations on the 7.31pm train to London King’s Cross. Make sure you get to the station at least 15 minutes before the train departs. You will arrive back in London at 9.39pm (9.46pm on Saturdays).

Check all timings on your booking confirmation.


Child ticket (5-15 years) £98.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £107.00 per ticket

Prices range from standard rail travel to first-class rail travel.