tours of York

Over 20,000 people have hopped on our open-top buses to see the very best of York, before we had to close due to the lockdown.

Now, we’re excited to announce that our CitySightseeing York tours are back!

From 16 May, our tours will be every 10 minutes, making it even more convenient to hop on board and see the sights of York!  

We’re Clean, Safe and Ready to Go

We’re making sure it is as safe as possible to take a tour with us, there will be plenty of masks and hand sanitiser provided, as well as proper social distancing measures in place. If we start to get busier as the season progresses, we will ensure there are enough buses out there so that everyone can spread out as needed.

Sunday is York locals day 

Every Sunday get discounted tickets when you show your York Card. It is only £10 for an adult ticket and £20 for a family ticket for up to two adults and three children.

Once you’re able to get out and about in your local city, we’re making it as easy as possible to do that and save some pennies too!

Key Workers get 25% off at weekends

It’s a small token of thanks for all your hard work to keep York going strong.

An Adult ticket is £12 and a family ticket only £26.25! To claim your discount, just show proof of where you work, like an ID badge, to the driver or our sales team when you buy your ticket.

Even if the weather lets you down, we won’t

With our Rainy Day Guarantee, when you book online you can use your ticket any day during the week after your booking if it’s raining on your tour day.

The Citysightseeing York tour will capture the hearts of all ages! With so many things to do and attractions to see, York is the perfect place to hop-on to one of our open top buses and explore the English heritage. We’ll take you to the finest attractions that this thriving city has to offer!

Even if the weather lets you down, we won’t! With our Rainy Day Guarantee, when you book online you can use your ticket any day during the week after your booking if it’s raining on your tour day.

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can complete a full loop of the bus tour first and then hop off at all the attractions you want to see.

You can keep up with the latest news on our Facebook page and on Twitter @Yorksightseeing we’d also love to see how you use CitySightseeing York to explore the city, tag us in your pictures!

Feel free to let us know your thoughts on Tripadvisor, and see for yourselves the glowing reviews we’ve received from others who enjoyed their time on-board. 



1 Route

from 9am to 5.30pm

9 Languages

21 Stops

24 Hour Ticket

Rainy Day Guarantee


  • Create your own itinerary to explore York, hopping on and off whenever you wish.
  • 24hr unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with 360º views of York.
  • Audio commentary in 9 languages and live guides.
  • 21 stops around the city, including all main sights and attractions.
  •   Every 15 minutes from 9am to 5.30pm and every 10 minutes from 16 May 
  • Rainy Day Guarantee, you can use your ticket any day during the week after your booking if it’s raining on your tour day
  • 1 Exhibition Square
  • 2 Gilly Gate
  • 3 Monk Bar
  • 4 Foss Bank
  • 5 Peasholme Green
  • 6 The Stonebow
  • 7 Clifford’s Tower
  • 8 Margaret Street
  • 9 Walmgate Bar
  • 10 Barbican Centre
  • 11 Fishergate
  • 12 Bishopthorpe Road Shops
  • 13 Bishopthorpe Road
  • 14 South Bank
  • 15 Campleshon Road
  • 16 Mount Vale
  • 17 The Mount
  • 18 Blossom Street
  • 19 Railway Station
  • 20 Memorial Gardens
  • 21 Museum Gardens
CitySightseeing York Route Map

Join our team!

We’ve got some exciting opportunities open to join our team at York CitySightseeing. Below, you can find out what’s available, and click the link for more info. 

Seasonal and permanent bus drivers – Our bus drivers have a wide variety of backgrounds but they’ve got one thing in common – they care about great customer service. Find out more here.

Operations Supervisor – To ensure our new timetable runs smoothly we want a highly experienced individual to join us as an Operations Supervisor, to monitor our service and be able to make quick decisions if they encounter problems. Find out more here.

Salespeople – Your job will be to actively approach people on the street and sell them our amazing tour, so you need to be friendly, enthusiastic, outgoing, and great at talking to people from all over the world. Find out more here.

Getting to York


If you’re coming from Leeds, Whitby, Scarborough or any other surrounding town, it couldn’t be easier to make your way to York.

Below you can find the timetables for our other buses:

Coastliner – Leeds to York & Malton, Scarborough, Pickering and Whitby

CastleLine – York to Castle Howard and Malton

22 – Boroughbridge then Ripon & Knaresborough to York

Buy tickets for these journeys here. 

Discover 2000 years of history

You’ll never be short of things to do in York. Take our tour and be inspired by the beauty this city has to offer. Hop-on our open-top bus at Exhibition Square and get ready to start the adventure through time!

One of the main attractions that can’t go amiss is Clifford’s Tower at Stop 7. It stands proudly at the highest point in York and really is a sight to behold.

Fishergate Bar, one of York’s gateways, was built in the early 14th century by the mayor of York. Take a trip closer to the River Ouse and visit South Bank at Bus Stop 13. Wander around Rowntrees Park nearby, which serves as a memorial for employees of the confectionery factory nearby who died in the First World War.

Right by the River Ouse you’ll find Museum Gardens at Stop 21. The tranquil atmosphere makes it the perfect picnic location on a sunny day, where you can appreciate all the beautiful flowers and immaculate fresh lawns. Take a walk and you’ll even see the ruins of the medieval St Mary’s Abbey, which dates back to the mid-11th century.

Join us around York and enjoy the views!



  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • 24-hour bus pass
  • Rainy Day Guarantee
  • Entertaining and informative live guides on all buses
  • Discounts to other attractions in York
  • Masks and soap provided
  • Social distancing measures in place