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Catch the bus over Christmas and New Year

1 month ago Tue 29th Oct 2019

Christmas isn't just about turkey and mince pies. Well, OK, so a few mince pies may be consumed. But there's lots of other amazing things going on across Yorkshire - and there's no better way of getting there than by bus.

Here's a handy summary of how our buses are running over Christmas and New Year.

Monday 23 December Saturday service, with some exceptions as shown below
Tuesday 24 December Christmas Eve Saturday service with some exceptions and the last buses shown below
Wednesday 25 December Christmas Day No service
Thursday 26 December Our amazing Boxing Day buses are back for another year!
Friday 27 December Saturday service, with some exceptions as shown below
Saturday 28 December Normal Saturday service
Sunday 29 December Normal Sunday service
Monday 30 December Saturday service, with some exceptions as shown below
Tuesday 31 December New Year's Eve Saturday service with some exceptions and the last buses shown below
Wednesday 1 January No service
Thursday 2 January Buses return to normal

On 23 and 24 December, there'll be a normal Monday to Friday timetable on the 20, 24, 25 and 26. 


What's on across Yorkshire

Looking for things to do over Christmas and New Year? We've got you covered. Here are some of our favourite things to do around Yorkshire over the festive season!


Scarborough Sparkle
Scarborough Open Air Theatre

From 29 November to 1 December the theatre is transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland with an ice rink, fairground rides, music, food and much more. Do the kids want to meet Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the Grinch? They’ll all be there, so you should be too! Get there on Coastliner.


From 8 November - 22 December, Millennium Square is once again transformed into a festive wonderland. The family-friendly market boasts over 40 traditionally decorated wooden chalet stalls featuring handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations and authentic German delicacies, along with the ever popular Christmas carousel and themed rides. Get there on Coastliner or Cityzap.

Saint Nicholas Fair

The streets if York are lined with wooden chalets for the amazing Saint Nicholas Fair, which takes place this year from 14 November - 22 December. Soak up the atmosphere, pick up unique gifts, and gorge yourself silly on local cheeses and roasted chestnuts. Enjoy a mulled wine (or three!) and let us do the driving! Get there on: CoastlinerCityzap, and our local buses in and around York.

Christmas at Castle Howard
Near Malton

Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. Experience the magnificent decorations as you journey through the house’s grand state rooms. Open fires, candle light and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25ft traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall. Get there on CastleLine.

Amazing times in Yorkshire

Last buses on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

1915 Leeds to Malton
1555 Scarborough to Leeds
1655 from Scarborough will finish at Woodlands, Garnet Lane
1745 from Whitby will finish at Malton at 1915
1810 from Scarborough will finish at Malton at 1916
1910 from Scarborough will finish at Malton at 2014
2015 from Scarborough will finish at Malton at 2114

Evening buses on the 14 won't be running

The 2345 from York to Fulford won't be running

All of our other routes will run as normal, with last buses at the same time as usual.

Christmas dinner

Boxing Day buses

Ditch the turkey butties and hit the sales with us! Cityzap will be running on Boxing Day once again this year.

Every hour
First bus leaves York at 0945; last bus 1645
First bus leaves Leeds at 1045; last bus 1745

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