Living in Yorkshire


Yorkshire is conveniently located pretty much in the middle of the UK, which makes it a great base from which to explore the whole country. Excellent road, rail and airport links all help.

Yorkshire has three international airports:

  • Leeds Bradford
  • Humberside
  • Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield 

More long-haul flights come into Manchester which is nearby. It’s quick and easy to get to any of Yorkshire’s university towns and cities from these airports, either by train, coach or road.

Travelling is easy

From Yorkshire you can be in London or Edinburgh in 2 hours on the train, and Paris in between 5 and 6, using Eurostar via St Pancras in London. It’s also easy to get around Yorkshire on the train, whether you want to visit a city, town or village. A student railcard also helps to save money on fares. And if you fancy something a little different, you can take a steam train to Whitby on the coast (North Yorkshire Moors Railway) or there’s also the Wensleydale Railway.

Coaches and local buses are a good option for shorter journeys. There are hundreds of bus routes in Yorkshire connecting towns and cities and this is often a very cheap way to travel. York offers a sightseeing tour on an open top bus, if the weather’s good.

A slower pace

Alternatively, you can walk or cycle around Yorkshire – there’s no better way to admire the fabulous countryside than at a slow pace. Most cities have pedestrian areas and cycle lanes making these safe and easy options. Universities often have bike hire programmes for students too.