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Travel by Public Transport

Castle Howard is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of town. If you are visiting York without a car, Castle Howard is easy to reach using public transport.

To get to us easily by bus or train please visit our Good Journey page.

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Remember to check our opening times and prices and check timetables with individual operators before you travel as some journey details may change.

YORK TO CASTLE HOWARD – BY BUS

A direct bus service runs from York to Castle Howard. Visitors who travel via this service receive reduced admission to the house & grounds (£15.50 for adults and £7.50 for children), on production of a valid ticket. This route is currently being operated byTransdev, please check their website for further details, click here.

LONDON TO CASTLE HOWARD via YORK

Travel between London and York has never been easier; with some journeys taking only two hours, it really is possible to visit Castle Howard from London in one day! Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for details of journeys from London Kings Cross to York Station; upon arrival in York, either connect with the First TransPennine Express service or Stephenson’s of Easingwold bus service.

NEAREST AIRPORTS & FERRY TERMINALS

Our nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford and Newcastle as well as Manchester. Ferries from Europe dock at nearby Hull. All connect with York via bus or train, where you can continue you journey to Castle Howard.

ALTERNATIVE CONNECTIONS

Yorkshire Coastliner runs scheduled services between York and Malton and alternative journeys can be planned with Traveline Yorkshire. Castle Howard is approximately 15 miles from York and 6 miles from Malton.

Taxis are available from both stations:

  • Station Taxis Malton - Telephone: 01653 696969
  • Station Taxis York - Telephone: 01904 623332

DAY TRIPS

Visit Castle Howard using one of our tour operators, including Grand Yorkshire Tours, Yorkshire Day Tours and Mountain Goats - perfect if you're from further afield or staying in a York Hotel and don't have your own transport to get here.

Grand Yorkshire, a York-based tour operator, offers scheduled excursions to Castle Howard each week, picking up in York every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Telephone: 01904 332770 Email: [email protected]

Order bespoke chauffeur services and tours through Visit York Information Centre, 1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT Telephone: 01904 550099 Email: [email protected] Website: www.visityork.org/tours