Ampleforth College is situated in the heart of the stunning North Yorkshire countryside, offering our students a truly unique place to live, learn and ultimately thrive. Not only is it incredibly easy and convenient to travel to us, but the area also offers a range of places to visit, eat and stay. Please use postcode YO62 4EP for Sat Nav. Details of how to access the campus and other modes of transport can be found below.
Arriving from the east, via Oswaldkirk village
From the main road, please take the first turning on your left signposted Ampleforth College. Follow the main signs to reach the entry barrier. Please press the buzzer and you will be connected to reception who, if they are expecting you, will provide a code to open the barrier. This code is changed regularly, please do not share it with anybody else. Following the signs, drive down the hill until you reach the Visitor Parking area overlooking the Ampleforth valley. Reception is clearly signposted and is located in the large building with a glass tower. Access is via the main steps or ramp. CCTV is in operation.
Arriving from the west, via Ampleforth village
Drive past the entrance for Ampleforth Abbey and continue under the bridge, taking the next turning on your right signposted Ampleforth College. Follow the main signs to reach the entry barrier. Please press the buzzer and you will be connected to reception who, if they are expecting you, will provide a code to open the barrier. This code is changed regularly, please do not share it with anybody else. Following the signs, drive down the hill until you reach the Visitor Parking area overlooking the Ampleforth valley. Reception is clearly signposted and is located in the large building with a glass tower. Access is via the main steps or ramp. CCTV is in operation.
- From London, you can hop on a train and reach York within just two hours. From there, it’s less than an hour’s drive to reach us. If you’re traveling from Edinburgh, it’s just less than three hours on the train!
- Regular taxis are available from the main entrance of York train station. However, if you want to book ahead or arrange a taxi service for a later date, there a several local taxi companies available. Morse Taxis and York Station Taxis offer special rates for all Ampleforth students, parents and guests. Use of these taxis in normally on an unescorted basis, however, should your child be at an age where escorted service is required, an“unaccompanied minor service” may be available by special request. Please ask the taxi driver to use the Ampleforth College entrance, not the Ampleforth Abbey entrance. The postcode for Sat Nav is YO62 4EP.
|Morse Taxis||01347 878969 or 07767418805|
|York Station Taxis||07763 234080|
|Ryedale's Comfy Cars & Taxis||01439 377277|
|Easingwold Private Hire||07763 234080|
|SCL Taxis of Easingwold and Thirsk||07971 410412|
|KA Taxis Thirsk||07817 858077|
|Malton Station Taxis||01653 696969|
|J.E.B Taxis||07973 443169|
|Streamline Taxis York||01904 656565|
*The inclusion of a travel or taxi firm in the list above does not indicate that Ampleforth College endorses or recommends the firms in any way. The contact numbers and details are provided for information only.
- Both Reliance and Transdev run buses from York to Ampleforth. Click here to find a handy list of all those journey times and bus routes.
- Flying into Heathrow or Gatwick airport, you’re then less than 3 hours away by train. However, there are a host of even closer airports one could fly to. Manchester airport is a two hour journey and most conveniently of all, Leeds Bradford, Robin Hood (Doncaster) and Newcastle airport are all within an hour to an hour and a half away. Manchester Airport’s integrated transport hub, offers fast and frequent train services, linking the airport with over 100 destinations across the North of England and beyond, including a direct link to York Station. Trains run every hour and the journey takes approximately 1hr 45 mins. Other airports, including Leeds/Bradford Airport and Teesside Airport are also nearby and although some are accessible by rail link, there may not be a direct service. The most suitable direct transfer to Leeds/Bradford or Teesside is by taxi.
Here at Ampleforth College, we pride ourselves on having a highly experienced and efficient transport department. Travel arrangements for our boarding students are planned and coordinated by Suzie Boam, who for over fifteen years has been responsible for the safe delivery of our traveling students. With that in mind, if you are planning on arranging a visit on behalf of your child, then our fabulous transport department is there to help at all stages of their journey.