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Coach Information from Halifax to York

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
changesDirect coachYes

Coaches from Halifax to York cover the 35 miles (57 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Halifax and arrive in York, Train Station.

Buses from Halifax to York

To reach York by bus from Halifax you need to connect in Leeds. There is no bus connection between the cities of Halifax and York. The total distance between the two cities is 43.5 miles (70 km) and takes around an hour to travel by car. To catch a bus you will need to take a train from Halifax to Leeds and transfer to the bus station where you can take a Flixbus or National Express bus to York. The train journey to Leeds will take around 36min and trains depart Halifax twice per hour. The bus from Leeds to York will take between 50min and 1h 5min, depending on providers. The first bus leaves from Leeds at 07:00 a.m. and the last bus is at 11:15 p.m. They arrive in York city centre.

Halifax to York Bus Time: Daily Departures

After connecting with Leeds by train you will find the bus from Leeds to York will take between 50min and 1h 5min, depending on providers. There are multiple buses throughout the day. The first bus leaves from Leeds at 07:00 a.m. and the last bus is at 11:15 p.m. They arrive in York city centre.

How long is the journey by bus from Halifax to York?

The train and bus journey from Halifax via Leeds to York should take around 1h 50min, with transit times included. Since there is no bus connection between the two towns you will take a train to the nearby city of Leeds where you can travel onward by bus to the city of York. This is a well serviced bus route with frequent connections to York - sometimes as many as three per hour. The buses leave from outside the Leeds Railway Station which is in the centre of the city.

York City Cenre. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Halifax to York?

Departure bus station: Buses for York leave from Leeds Railway Station. This station is located on New Station Street in the centre of the city. You will arrive there by train from Halifax and continue your journey to York by bus. Facilities at Leeds train station include waiting rooms, toilets, shops, cafes and wifi. It's a medium-sized train station so you won;t need too much time to make your connection at the adjoining bus station.

Arrival bus station: You will arrive at York Station on Station road in the city centre. From here it is a short walk to all the main attractions, hotels and city centre bars and cafes. There is a large retail sector in the city centre within easy reach of the bus station also. If you need to take a taxi you will find one on Station Road or you will have the option to change to another bus route. Bus York operates the main bus routes within the city. Transdev York also operates a large number of open top tourist buses and sightseeing trips.

Which bus companies travel from Halifax to York?

A number of bus operators operate on this route, including National Express and Flixbus. They each have similar travel times and, as the journey is quite short, the services on board are generally good. The number of service operators does increase the frequency so you shouldn’t have to wait very long for your connection. The ticket prices are largely the same between operators also although Flixbus is the cheaper of the two. The train connection from Halifax to Leeds is operated by Northern Rail and is a basic commuter train. It has toilets, bicycle storage and standard class fares.

National Express buses from Halifax to York

There are frequent National Express buses running between Leeds and York. They offer comfortable seating, free wifi and toilets on board. You are allowed two medium-sized suitcases or rucksacks as well as a piece of hand luggage on board. Hand luggage needs to be able to be stored overhead in the rack or beneath the seat. The journey time is around 1h 02min.They are the most frequent provider on this route with services from 06:00 a.m. each day.

Flixbus buses from Halifax to York

There are a smaller number of Flixbus options on this route between Leeds and York. Generally there are two services per day, one late morning at 11:20 a.m. and another in the evening around 09:00 p.m. They also offer good seating, free wifi and toilets on board. There are also charging points on each seat. You can store only one checked piece of luggage and a single piece of hand luggage. If you wish to take additional luggage you can add it as an extra when you are booking. Flixbus do accept bikes in their luggage compartment but it is worth confirming when you're booking as it’s dependent on the quantity of other luggage already on board. The journey time is faster than National express at around 50min but a lot less frequent. They are, however, the cheapest provider on this route. All seats have adjustable backrests and good legroom.

York Church. Source: Shutterstock

Bus Halifax to York: Services on Board

This route is split between a commuter rail journey from Halifax to Leeds and a bus service from Leeds to York. There is no bus from Halifax to York. On both the train and the bus there are basic commuter services for this relatively short journey. Luggage is included in the price and bikes can be carried on the train but not on the bus. There are toilet facilities on both legs of the journey and free Wi-Fi on both bus and train.

Passengers with mobility issues or sensory difficulties, including hearing and sight issues, can contact the National Express assistance team for help on board. Assistance animals are permitted on National Express and Flixbuses and drivers are trained to assist passengers with additional needs.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Halifax to York?

The cheapest way to get from Halifax to York on this route is to book in advance. Both legs of the journey - the train from Halifax to Leeds and a bus from Leeds to York - are relatively cheap already but good savings can be made with early booking. Students can also receive a discount on National Express Services and families travelling with Flixbus and National Express can avail of discounts when booking.

To York by bus - travel tips

York is a beautiful historic town with Roman and Viking roots. It has many historical buildings and cultural attractions, including around 30 museums that will guarantee a knowledge filled trip. It’s a family friendly city too with lots for all ages to enjoy, including the York Chocolate Story in the city centre, which is a guided tour through the history of York in chocolate.

The York Dungeon will transport you back 2,000 years to see what life was really like for the city’s impoverished at that time. The Jorvik Viking Centre brings the city’s Viking history to life with a famous ride through the ages and face-to-face storytelling from the centre’s acting staff. York Minster is considered a definite must see while in York. Said to be one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world, the building itself has an 800-year history and its location has been a centre of Christianity since the 7th century.

York is also a great foodie destination with restaurants offering cuisine from many parts of the world as well as traditional English and British menus. Located halfway between London and Edinburgh, York provides easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the rest of the countryside surrounding this inland city.

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FAQs
What is the distance from Halifax to York via coach?
The coach distance from Halifax to York is around 35 miles (57 km).
When travelling by coach from Halifax to York, which coach station in Halifax do I depart from and which coach station in York do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Halifax to start your journey from including Halifax, Halifax, Halifax and Halifax, Charles Street / Causeway. In York you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including York, Train Station, York, Rail Station and York, Castle Howard (The Grounds).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Halifax   and arrive in York, Train Station.

Where is the departure coach station in Halifax located? Where is the arrival coach station in York located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Halifax and travel around 0.4 miles (555 m) from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at York, Train Station and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (625 m) from the coach station to the city centre in York.

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