tours of York

Over 20,000 people have hopped on our open-top buses to see the very best of York, since we re-started our tours in July.

**From 31 Dec 2020 York is in Tier-3, so we’re not able to run our tours. Keep an eye out for more news on our Twitter page @yorksightseeing**

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.

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. 

Our Christmas tours kick off from 15 December, lasting until 22 December. Join us on board to see the festive delights that York has to offer. You can also join in with some activities on the tour to get you in the festive mood, from carol singing to tree decorating and plenty of games! Click here to find out more and book your tickets now!

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.
  • Buses are every 30 mins from 9am – 3.30pm on weekdays and every 20 mins on weekends from 9am to 3.40pm
  • 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

Transdev Treats


When you travel with us, you get access to exclusive discounts for local attractions, eateries and more! See below for the places we can save you money when you show your York CitySightseeing ticket.

York Dungeon – York’s funniest and scariest attraction brings together 11 live shows, 75 minutes of fun and 2000 years of history. Get 40% off with a CitySightseeing ticket.

Chocolate Story – Discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate on their fully guided, interactive tour. 20% off with a CitySightseeing ticket (applies for Adult, Child, Student and Senior tickets, not Family tickets)

Merchant Adventurer’s Hall – The medieval guild hall set in beautiful gardens in the centre of historic York, £1 off Adult and Concessionary tickets with a CitySightseeing ticket.

North South Cafe – During or after your tour with us, why not enjoy a coffee and a pastry or something more filling at North South with 20% off hot drinks with a CitySightseeing ticket.

White Horse pub – Enjoy 15% off food at this centrally located charming pub. With a variety of local ales and live music, you can’t go wrong.

Bean & Gone  – located right next to York Minster, why not enjoy 20% off food and drinks with a CitySightseeing ticket and enjoy a relaxed lunch.

Perky Peacock – Found by the river and the city walls, enjoy a relaxed coffee with 10% off with a CitySightseeing ticket. 

Fossgate Social – For comfy seating and outside patio offering coffee and a full bar, look no further than Fossgate Social with 25% off coffee when you show a CitySightseeing ticket.

Hop o’Clock – Boasting quirky pale ales and lagers in a relaxed boutique setting, take advantage of 10% off cans and bottle beer with a CitySightseeing ticket.

Mansion House – The earliest purpose-built home for a Lord Mayor in the country can be found in York, and you can get 25% off with a CitySightseeing ticket.


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