All aboard the Necrobus for a night of spooky sightseeing. The York Ghost Bus Tour can be booked in advance below.

• Hear dark tales and historical facts from a live guide.

• See York by night explore a graveyard or two.

• Travel aboard a Gothic themed routemaster bus.

• BUY NOW, tickets are sent immediately via email.

Details

About The York Ghost Bus Tour:

Founded by Roman conquerors, capital of a Viking Kingdom, witness to some of the most turbulent events in England's early modern history - is it any wonder that York might just be a little bit haunted? Whatever your opinion of the supernatural this ancient city has a vast amount of sinister tales to tell, and the guides aboard the York Ghost Bus Tour are professionals in bringing the best bits to life.

Led by an onboard cast of theatrical actors you'll depart on a nighttime sightseeing tour of York's most iconic landmarks, from Clifford’s Tower and York Minster to Dick Turpin's grave. The bus itself features a state-of-the-art sound system and SFX technology. Find out more below.


Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except December 24-25 & January 1.

Tour Times:

Departure Point:

  • Bus Stop (RE) by York Station, the south side of the Royal York Hotel on Station Road.

Duration:

  • Approx. 75 minutes.

Tour Details:

The York Ghost Bus Tour takes place aboard a black-painted 1960s routemaster bus. Your journey aboard the 'corpse coach' is narrated by the creepy conductor, who knows all of York's most haunted buildings and the woeful tales behind them like the back of his quivering hand.

You'll be further entertained by the buses onboard cast of actors, who transform the journey from a simple horror themed bus tour into an unforgettable night of dark comedy sightseeing.

Discover the spirits that lurk deep within the oldest quarters of York. Key points of interest along the route include the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, York Minster, the Monkgate, and Knavesmire (a centuries old site of public hangings). The latter was where the execution of famous highwayman Dick Turpin took place. His grave opposite St George's Church is another important spot on the tour.

You might at some point feel an icy chill and maybe even a ghostly hand appear on your shoulder. The nature of the Necrobus is such that spirits do occasionally manifest themselves alongside passengers. But fear not, the staff are trained in dealing with all sorts of paranormal activity!

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

HALLOWEEN TOURS: October 19 to 31 reservations are currently available by request only. If you'd like to book please message (info@cityxplora.com) with the required date, time and quantity. Once we confirm that spaces are available we will open the requested slot and also provide you with a 5% discount code (usable at checkout).

You can find the Halloween timetable in the 'Downloads' Tab above.

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To start the York Ghost Bus Tour select your preferred date/time and book your tickets. You will be sent at ticket voucher immediately via email.

Please PRINT and present this voucher to staff at the bus stop by York Station (south side of the Royal York Hotel on Station Road). Please arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. A contact number for the tour operator (Ghost Bus Tours Ltd) will be listed on your ticket voucher.

NOTE:

• Adult tickets aged 16-59 years.

• Child tickets aged 5-15 years.

• Note that students and seniors (60+ years) may be asked to present a valid form of ID before boarding the bus. Valid international IDs are accepted.

Timetable

Halloween Timetable

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