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York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

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Travel into York with YorkBoat

On selected dates from April to September, we operate our increasingly popular River Bus service. The River Bus transports guests from the campsites in Naburn and Acaster Malbis into the heart of our beautiful city, before offering a return service in the late afternoon.

Whilst everybody else is struggling through the traffic, you can enjoy a leisurely cruise up the River Ouse, sailing past Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning 13th Century riverside residence of his Grace the Archbishop of York and on into the city. The journey usually takes around 70 to 75 minutes from Naburn.

Please note that the YorkBoat River Bus is a transport service only, although the boat will still have all of the same facilities as those operating our sightseeing cruises. These include a heated saloon, Ladies and Gentlemen’s toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

Please also note that the River Bus sailings are subject to river levels and so we do not sell tickets online. Please ask your campsite up to one day before to confirm that the weather has been kind to us and we are able to operate this service.

If you have any questions about our York City Cruise, then you are welcome to call our Sales Office on 01904 628324. However, we hope that you will be able to find the answer here in our FAQs (embed link to FAQs page).

By purchasing tickets online/on board you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

Please Note: Due to the nature of this cruise, YorkBoat reserve the right to refuse admission to Stag/Hen parties.

Special Offers

You can also get a fantastic discount at one of the following attractions using the voucher on your YorkBoat evening cruise ticket! So if you join us for an evening cruise, you can start off the next day with a either a discounted bus tour of our beautiful city, a discounted visit to York’s Chocolate Story or a discounted tour of the York Dungeons! Simply hand in the voucher on your cruise ticket at the next attraction. (Not valid with other offers or family ticket. Valid with York City Cruise, Bishopthorpe Palace Cruise, River Bus Service, Early Evening & Floodlit Evening Cruise tickets. Correct at the time of writing, subject to change)

Use your YorkBoat Cruise ticket voucher after your cruise to get a fantastic discount at one of the following attractions:

The York Dungeon

(up to 40% off)

Cityseeing York

(up to 25% off)

Yorks Chocolate Story

(up to 20% off)

Get more details on our Special Offers page.

King's Staith Departure Point

The return River Bus Service sails from the King’s Staith Landing only.

Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our King’s Staith Landing

Sailing Dates and Times

Sailing every Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday 1st April to Sunday 24th September 2017

Additional Thursday sailings:

13th & 20th April,
1st June,
27th July,
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st August 2017.

Morning (Naburn/Acaster Malbis to York):

Departs from Naburn Lock at 9:30 a.m.
Departs from the Ship Inn, Acaster Malbis at 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon (York to Naburn/Acaster Malbis):

Departs from the King’s Staith Landing at 4 p.m.

Ticket Prices

RiverBus SINGLE: RiverBus RETURN:
Adult: £8.50 £11.00
Senior/Concession: £7.50 £10.00
Child (5-15): £6.00 £6.50
Under 5’s: Free Free
Family (2 Adults or Concessions and up to 3 Children): £24.00 £29.00