Frequently Asked Questions

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Save £££s on attraction tickets.
The York Pass offers entry of your choice to attractions in and beyond York.
Free guidebook packed with information, maps and discount vouchers. 
The York Pass eliminates the need for cash transactions at admission points. 
Includes 24 hours city sightseeing bus ticket.


The more you see the more you save!
You only need to visit a few attractions before you start saving money. Look at the attractions pages to see how much you can save.
See our suggested itineraries for savings examples.

If you wish to check the remaining credit on your York Pass, email or simply call into the Visitor Information Centre in York and staff will be able to advise how much credit you have on your pass.


There are two pass options to choose from:
York city pass gives free entry to York city centre attractions – see full list here.
York & beyond explorer pass gives free entry to all listed attractions – see full list here.

A number of attractions close during the winter months. We advise you check the individual attraction websites for opening times throughout the winter months.

(York Maze is open for a limited period in July and August.)


There are four types of the York Pass available to choose from for adults and children.

One day adult pass £48.00
One day child pass £30.00
Two day adult pass £65.00
Two day child pass £35.00
Three day adult pass £80.00 – this pass is valid any three days over six days from first activation
Three day child pass £45.00 – this pass is valid any three days over six days from first activation
Six day adult pass £130.00
Six day child pass £70.00

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We do not offer a discount for Group purchase of passes as city centre attractions do not accept groups of 8 or more with York Passes.

For bulk purchase and trade rates, please see our trade page here.

If you are in need of a full time carer, we offer one free York pass for a carer with proof of status.

York Passes can be purchased online or upon arrival in York at:

The Visitor Information Centre
1 Museum Street

Child passes are suitable for children aged 5 – 16yrs inclusive.
Please note some York Attractions are free entry to children under 16 years and we recommend you check individual attraction entry prices on the attraction pages.

Yes you can buy a pass as a gift, passes are not named. If the gifted passes are to be collected at the Visitor Information Centre please ensure the recipient has a copy of the purchase email as proof of purchase.

Simply put the code in the box on the buy now page and the discount will be applied automatically.

Plans change – we are happy to refund pass purchase should you find yourself no longer able to visit. Please note, should the date of your trip change, passes can be used at any time.


York Pass is simple and easy to use, simply present the pass at the entrance at each attraction you wish to visit. The card is recorded at entry allowing you free admission.

Until activated, York Pass is valid to use at any time up to 24 months after purchase.

York Pass is activated at the first attraction visited.

York Pass permits one visit per attraction.
One day York city pass is valid for one calendar day.
Two and six day passes are valid for consecutive calendar days.
Three day pass is valid any three days over six from first point of activation.

Each York Pass is subject to a “purse value” based on the duration of the Pass.

One day adult pass has a purse value of £90.00
One day child pass has a purse value of £60.00
Two day adult pass has a purse value of £180.00
Two day child pass has a purse value of £120.00
Three day adult pass has a purse value of £270.00
Three day child pass has a purse value of £180.00
Six day adult pass has a purse value of £540.00
Six day child pass has a purse value of £360.00

York Pass is not a fast track pass, York is a relatively small city with attractions within easy walking distance of each other.
During holiday periods we would recommend visiting flagship attractions either earlier or later in the day.


The York Pass does not include public transport.
It does include Free 24hr City Sightseeing Bus ticket is included with each pass allowing you to hop on and off at multiple stop all around the city.
The guidebook contains discount vouchers for both Europcar car hire and Streamline taxis.

York’s six Park & Ride services allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks* and complete your journey into the city centre by bus.
Park & Ride buses are frequent, low-floor and wheelchair-accessible. Fares are low with up to two children under 16 travelling free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
All Park & Ride sites and buses are equipped with free WiFi.

Whitby can be reached by the boarding the North Yorkshire Moors railway at Pickering. Travelling to Pickering by either car, taxi or bus. If travelling by car please do allow plenty of time for your journey as the roads of North Yorkshire can be busy during peak holiday time. For more information & advice on the best way to get there please call into the Visit York Information Centre team at 1 Museum Street, York or call 01904 555670.

From York:

Public Transport Guide



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