York College

Updated 2nd December 2019

Please be aware that information regarding local bus services is subject to change by local providers and York College cannot be held responsible for any changes that affect students.
Please therefore check regularly with your local bus provider via the appropriate link or itravelyork.info/buses to ensure that the information you have is up to date.

Coming to York College/Askham Bar start from Rougier Street and the Railway Station:

  • 3 First York Park & Ride - Runs every few minutes (Park and Ride, stops at the Park and Ride / Tesco site opposite York College)
  • 12 First York -  (Monks Cross via Acomb Bellhouse Way & Woodthorpe) stops at Tesco Askham Bar.
  • 13 Connexions Buses -  (from Haxby to Copmanthorpe) Stops outside York college
  • Coastliner services (Leeds to the East Coast) via York Station and stops outside York College.
  • City Zap (York to Leeds fast) via York Station and stops outside York College

Student Savers

There are lots of different student savers available depending on where you live and how you will travel to College – make sure you investigate all of your options to ensure that you are getting the best deal and saving the most money!

Smart card – you can buy a Smart card for a small cost and load it up at a smart card machine and then scan it on any York bus including First and Coastliner/Transdev.

First - See the First website for a range of discounted travel passes.

Arriva - Student Saver ticket range offers great money-saving deals for students. Arriva Student Direct Debit scheme

CityZap - Faster and more frequent services between Leeds and York.

East Yorkshire Motor Service - 20% off all bus journeys with a pre-paid card, for full-time 16-18s only. Buy your card online and top up on the bus. 

Harrogate Coach Travel (Connexions) - Travel on a child’s fare with a YOzone or proof of age under 19.

Plusbus  - Aged 16-25 years or a student? You get one-third off our normal day ticket prices, with a 16-25 Railcard.

Reliance – Timetables, including 30SE Student Express from Thirsk/Easingwold (with Northallerton link) and 19M from Manor Academy.  See also passes / reduced ticket types specifically for Students.

Transdev/Coastliner - Travel to/from Leeds, Tadcaster, York, Malton, Pickering, Whitby and Scarborough calling at York College. Transdev run a number of high quality services in and around York, including Coastliner services to the east coast and Cityzap to Leeds. On this site you can get live timetable data and buy tickets online.

West Yorkshire Metro - A 16-18 PhotoCard is for West Yorkshire residents age 16 to 18. It is valid from your 16th birthday until the day before your 19th birthday.  It gives you half-fare travel anywhere in West Yorkshire at any time of day, including evenings and weekends (except late night services and special event services). With a 16-18 PhotoCard you can travel on all Transdev Keighley & District, Harrogate & District and Coastliner services into and within North Yorkshire. On these services you will receive a third off the fare for your journey in North Yorkshire.

YOzone - Free YOzone pass gives reduced price travel within York, full-time 16-18s only.

16-25 Railcard - 1/3 off most fares, the Railcard costs just £30, minimum fares apply to travel before 10am.

16-17 Saver Railcard - 50% off rail travel for 16 and 17 year olds


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