The York sightseeing bus is the perfect way to travel back to the medieval ages and discover why this is the second most visited city in England. Thanks to its open-top upper deck, the bus offers the best views of York.
Route and stops
The York hop on hop off bus includes 20 stops at the essential sights around one of the UK's most emblematic cities. Throughout the journey you will be given an English language audio guide on the points of interest that you can see. The complete journey, without stops, takes approximately one hour.
Some of the most interesting stops are Clifford’s Tower, Gillygate, South Bank, and Museum Gardens.
You can consult the route and different stops on the map by clicking on the following link:
How does it work?
Your ticket is valid for 24 consecutive hours from when it is activated. For example, if you first use it on Monday at 3:00pm, it will be valid until Tuesday at 3:00pm.
In that period of 24 hours you will be able to access the bus as many times as you like. This makes it easy for you to explore the main attractions of the city. Observe the remains of the grand York Castle from the vantage point of the Clifford Tower. Explore York Cathedral, the largest gothic style building in Great Britain (York Minster). Visit the famous botanical gardens (Museum Gardens) and learn about the Viking history of York (Jorvik Viking Centre).
When the booking is made you must indicate the date in which you want it to take effect. You then have a period of 15 days from that date in which you can use it.
When you have made the reservation, you will receive an email containing a voucher that you must present the first time you catch the bus.
Timetable and frequency
This York sightseeing bus leaves every half an hour, everyday, between 9:00am and 5:30pm. During the months of November and December, the tour operates between 10:00am and 2:30pm. The total journey, without stops, takes one hour.
24 hour ticket
Seniors 60 years and aboveUS$ 16.90
Children between 5 to 15 years oldUS$ 11.70
Under 5 years oldFree
The tour includes audio commentary in English.
Unlimited use of the York City Sightseeing bus during a period of 24 hours.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.