Travel & Accommodation

How to get to the Rymer Auditorium once at the Heslington West Campus, University of York.

Please click here for a campus map

The symposium is being held in the Rymer Auditorium, which is in the Music department on the Heslington West campus. It is very close to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, which is in the top left quadrant of this campus map.

Rymer Auditorium: follow the signs for Wentworth College and biology at the roundabout at the top of University road. Take the first turn left to Car Park D and follow the footpath signs to Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall for daytime opening or to Concerts & Evening Box Office when coming to evening concerts.

How to get to the University of York

By Rail

There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the main East Coast Line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh. There is also a direct service between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.

The University is a short bus or taxi ride direct from the railway station.

By Bus and coach

There are buses from the city centre approximately every 10 minutes during the day, and it takes around 20 minutes to reach the campus.

The 44 Unibus service starts from Heslington East running through campus and stopping at the railway station and in the city centre. The FirstYork 4 runs from Heslington Hall and the Science Park to Acomb through the city centre. It doesn’t go to Heslington East. This service runs every 7.5 minutes.

The ub.1 is a dedicated free shuttle bus service for travel around the Heslington campus during term-time. The 44 also provides free travel around the Heslington campus.

You can reach York by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express coaches stop at the railway station.

By Air

York is easy to reach from many UK airports. See the University of York’s website for more information about travelling by air.

Driving and parking

If you are driving it is recommended that you approach the University from the junction of the A64 and A1079 on the east of the city, from where the University is signposted. See the maps on the University of York’s website for an overview of the location. If you are using a SatNav, the main University postcode is YO10 5DD.

Parking is limited and visitor parking is on a pay and display basis (see the interactive campus map for locations). The machines only accept coins. Parking is charged at a rate of £1 per hour or £6 per day, and is free at weekends and between 6pm and 8am.

There are disabled parking spaces in all University car parks.


For information on accommodation near the University, please click here

Or, for Youth Hostels please click here

Or, for a more ’boutique’ hostel experience please click here

Alternatively, please try the Visit York Website for further accommodation ideas.



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