About Yorkshire


Although Yorkshire’s a pretty big place, it’s not difficult to get here or travel around, once you’ve arrived.

Yorkshire sits in the middle of the UK, so transport links are fast and frequent and travel times short. By train it’s easy to get north to Edinburgh (via the exquisite Northumberland coast) and south to London. The motorway network is equally handy, if you have a car. And if you’re arriving by sea from northern Europe, Hull on the east coast is the main port for Yorkshire.

Air travel

Yorkshire has three international airports with worldwide links via major hubs such as London’s Heathrow and Amsterdam.

It takes less than an hour from Manchester Airport – the international gateway for the North of England and the UK’s largest airport outside of London – to many of Yorkshire’s cities.

From any of the airports listed below, you’ll be able to get to anywhere you need to in Yorkshire very quickly.

Leeds Bradford International Airport 

Humberside Airport

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield

Manchester Airport 

Bus / Coach travel

The National Express coach network operates across the UK, offers great value and frequent bus services to towns and cities in Yorkshire. A student discount card makes it even cheaper, with 20% off all fares. Find out more here.

Train travel

Yorkshire is well served by trains from London in the south and Edinburgh in the north, as well as a host of other cities across the country.

The East Coast Line runs through Yorkshire and is the fastest link between London, Kings Cross, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland.

All Yorkshire’s main cities are linked to each other and cities further afield, such as Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle, by train.

You can find out how long it might take here.

Getting around in Yorkshire

It’s easy to get around when you’re studying in Yorkshire – every city has a host of buses which link up different areas and also go out into the countryside. 

To find out more about public transport in Yorkshire take a look here.

Taxis are also an affordable option with Yorkshire’s reasonable cost of living, particularly if you share a taxi and its cost with a group of friends.