York Races shuttle bus
197 York Races Shuttle Bus 10:30am - 4pm on all race days
Board the York Race Day bus at York train station, the buses* leave from stop RJ opposite York train station and travel direct to the York Races (The Knavesmire).
After the races have finished board the buses on Campleshon Road, near the racecourse main entrance, to return to the York train station.
The buses run very frequently throughout the day and if you board a First York bus you can now pay with contactless!
Fares £2 Adult Single £3 Adult Return
Unfortunately concessionary passes, First York, All York tickets and Plusbus tickets are not valid on service 197. However, you can still use your First York tickets and All York tickets on buses 4, 11 and 12, which stop just a short walk from the racecourse entrance.
Park & Ride from Askham Bar
On race days, the Park & Ride no. 3 buses towards York will make an additional stop on Tadcaster Road to drop off at Knavesmire Gates, if you're arriving via the A64, park your car at Askham Bar Park & Ride site and catch the bus. The racecourse entrance is just a short walk from the Knavesmire Gates bus stop.
Returning to Askham Bar Park & Ride board at the Knavesmire Gates, to get you back to your car.
Fares £3.20 Adult Return £10 for five adults return
Up to three children aged 16 and under can travel for free with this fare
Race Day information
All the details about the York Races can be found on the York Racecourse website.
*Working in conjunction with bus operators Arriva, Transdev and York Pullman, we run a frequent shuttle bus service for race goers.
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