Buses over Christmas and New Year


It's almost that time of year again. Santa is oiling up his sleigh. Supermarket shelves are stacked high with mince pies. And whether you love them or hate them, there's no getting away from them…the Christmas adverts have started on TV.

To help you to plan ahead, here's how our buses are running over Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Eve

Saturday 24 December

Most of our buses will run to a Saturday timetable on Christmas Eve, with the last buses running around tea time. Some buses on Coastliner will finish at either Tadcaster or Malton, and won't go all the way into Leeds.


Last bus


1800 York to Leeds
1900 Leeds to York


From Leeds
Leeds to Malton

From Scarborough
from Scarborough will finish at Malton
from Scarborough will finish at Malton
from Scarborough will finish at Malton

From Thornton-le-Dale
from Thornton-le-Dale will finish at Tadcaster, Garnet Lane

From Whitby
from Whitby will finish at Malton


1710 Tadcaster to York
1740 York to Tadcaster


We only run the 10 during the evenings, and our buses won't be running on Christmas Eve or New Years' Eve.

First York run the 10 during the daytime. You can find out more about Christmas buses on the Get Down website.


1618 Heworth to Rawcliffe
1730 Monks Cross to Rawcliffe
1610 Rawcliffe to Monks Cross
1720 Rawcliffe to Heworth

Christmas Day

Sunday 25 December

There are no buses running on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day

Monday 26 December

Our amazing Boxing Day buses are back for another year, so ditch the turkey butties and hit the sales with us!


every 30 minutes between York and Leeds

first bus leaves York, The Stonebow at 0915
first bus leaves Leeds at 1045

last bus leaves York at 1615
last bus leaves Leeds at 1745

Tuesday 27 December

A Sunday service will be running on Tuesday 27 December.

Wednesday 28 December through to Friday 30 December

We'll be running a Saturday service on these dates. The only exception is on Cityzap, where there will be no evening or late night journeys. The last bus from York to Leeds will be zapping at 6pm, and the last bus from Leeds to York leaves Leeds at 7pm.

New Years' Eve

Saturday 31 December

We'll be running to our usual Saturday timetables on New Year's Eve, with the last buses running at the same times as on Christmas Eve, as detailed above.

New Years' Day

Sunday 1 January

There are no buses running on New Year's Day.

Monday 2 January

A Sunday service will be running on Monday 2 January.

Tuesday 3 January

Our bellies have taken more turkey and eggnog than they can handle, so we'll be packing away the Christmas decorations for another year and returning to our normal timetables on 3 January.

We're still making the final arrangements for the holidays, so there might be some slight changes still to take place. We'll keep you posted with any changes on Twitter, so go ahead and follow us @yorkbus.