Extra Park & Ride services for Christmas

‘Tis the season! From Sunday 19th November to Saturday 23rd December, weekend bus services from Rawcliffe Bar, Askham Bar, Designer Outlet and Grimston Bar Park & Ride will run up to every 10 minutes during the day. A summary of the frequency increases to Park & Ride services 2, 3, 7 and 8 in the run up to Christmas is outlined below.

Park & Ride Services:


Service 2 from Rawcliffe Bar and Service 7 from Designer Outlet
  • Saturday & Sunday daytime service increased to up to every 10 minutes

Service 3 from Askham Bar

  • Saturday & Sunday daytime service increased to up to every 10 minutes
  • Additional Saturday evening journeys, with last bus from York at 21:25
Service 8 from Grimston Bar
  • Saturday & Sunday daytime service increased to up to every 10 minutes

Park & Ride Christmas timetables for services 2, 3, 7 and 8 are available on our website herePoppleton Bar and Monks Cross are also open as usual, running to their normal timetables.

Discover where the Park & Ride could take you this Christmas

York is steeped in over 2,000 years of history and culture. The city has more attractions per square mile than anywhere else in the UK making it a great place for a day out this Christmas. Head to York’s Christmas Market for gift shopping, enjoy a panto at one of York’s many theatres or discover delicious food & drink at local restaurants – there’s plenty to choose.

Parking is free at each of the 6 easy-to-reach sites around York, so you avoid city centre parking charges too! Catch a zero-emission electric bus and let someone else do the driving. With prioritised traffic lights and dedicated bus lanes, York Park & Ride can get you in and out of the city quickly and runs as frequently as every 10 minutes so you can cram in more treats during your visit this Christmas.

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, visit our Travel the season page.

When travel costs less, you can do more

York Park & Ride is one of the most cost-effective modes of transport there is. Save money on petrol and avoid paying the high price of city centre parking when you park for free at one of our sites instead...

  • Adult Return is only £3.60 and available to buy on bus or the First Bus App
  • Travelling with family? Up to three children (aged 16 and under) can travel for FREE when accompanied by a fare paying adult

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Faster journeys

With prioritised traffic lights and dedicated bus lanes, our Park & Ride buses can get in and out of the city quickly. With fewer stopping points than local bus services, the routes can be much faster than driving into York at peak times.

More free time to relax

Catching the bus frees up a little more time to do something you enjoy, and it’s even easier with free on-board WiFi and USB charging. Read emails, chat with friends, enjoy the newspaper or simply relax and listen to music. Let someone else do the driving, whilst you prepare for the day ahead!

Easy payments

There's no need to search for spare change when you can pay for your tickets in advance via the First Bus App. Don't want to download the app? You can also pay using a contactless card or mobile device too!

Find Your Park & Ride

See below for a list of Park & Ride sites and visit their pages to find out more.

Askham Bar Park & Ride - Designer Outlet Park & Ride - Grimston Bar Park & Ride - Monks Cross Park & Ride - Poppleton Bar Park & Ride - Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride