ASFF takes place annually in the city of York, UK. York central and has excellent transport links, and with London less than 2 hours away by train and nearby international airports, visitors from all over the world will find it easy to travel to. The city’s architecture gives ASFF a chance to use its iconic locations to showcase contemporary cinema in historic spaces, creating a truly unique viewing experience.


Getting Here

By road

York is easily accessible from the UK motorway network.

  • From London, travel north on the M1 or A1 until you reach the A64 intersection.
    The city is 15 minutes away via dual carriageway.
  • From Edinburgh, travel south on the A1 until you reach the A64 intersection.
  • From the west, travel on the M62 and join the M1 northbound until you reach the A64 intersection.
  • You can also arrive at York on the A19, A59, A1079 and A166 routes.
  • Frequent Park & Ride bus services operate into the city centre from sites adjacent to the
    A64, A19, A1079 and A1237.

By train

  • York is less than two hours by train from London King’s Cross Station, and around two and half hours from Edinburgh.
  • York is also directly accessible from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Birmingham and the South West.
  • York railway station is situated in the centre of the city and is within walking distance of all venues.
  • For tickets, prices and timetables, see www.grandcentralrail.com.

By Eurostar

London St Pancras Station is a three hour journey by Eurostar from Paris Gare du Nord or Brussels Midi.
From St Pancras Station, take the short walk next door to King’s Cross Station. York is less than two hours from King’s Cross by train.
York Railway Station is situated in the centre of the city and is within walking distance of all ASFF venues.
For more information and tickets, please visit www.eurostar.com.

By coach

There is a regular and direct coach service to York from many UK destinations.
For more information, please visit National Express.

By air

York is easily accessible via Leeds Bradford International Airport,
Manchester International Airport, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

  • Leeds Bradford International Airport is a 45 minute drive from York via the A64 route. There is also a regular bus service from the airport to Leeds Railway Station, where you can catch a train directly to York.
  • Manchester International Airport is a two hour drive from York via the M62 route.
    There is also a regular and direct train service from the airport to York.
  • If arriving from Heathrow or Gatwick airports, take the underground to King’s Cross Station where you can catch the train directly to York.

By sea

There is a frequent ferry service to Hull from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Zeebrugge in Belgium.
From Hull, York is a one hour drive via the A1079 route. There are also frequent and direct bus and train services available.
For more information, please visit P&O Ferries.


Places to Stay: ASFF Hotel Partners offering discounts

These hotels are ASFF Festival Partners, and provide special discounts for ASFF Festival Pass Holders for the duration of the 2016 Festival.

23 St Marys Guest House

23 St Marys Guest House

St Mary’s Bootham
YO30 7DD

Free fast WiFi, a peaceful, traffic-free city centre location with free parking, the best breakfast in town and rooms with antiques and original art will ensure your stay is special.

Gillygate Guest House

Gillygate Guest House

43 Gillygate
YO31 7EA

Situated in the centre of York. Rooms are elegant and contemporary furnished. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking on site.

Grays Court Hotel

Grays Court Hotel

Chapter House St
YO1 7JH

This 11th century boutique hotel is just one block from York Minster and seven minutes’ walk from both the Museum Gardens and Dean’s Parks.

Guy Fawkes Inn

Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate
YO1 7HP

A historic, medieval city centre inn in York that stands in the shadow of the Minster and is the very birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guy Fawkes.

Hilton York

Hilton York

1 Tower St
YO1 9WD

Within walking distance of local attractions and just 10 minutes from the railway station, Hilton York provides fine dining and warm hospitality.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Tadcaster Road
YO24 1QF

Set in leafy grounds, the hotel is just a 5-10 minute drive to York city centre, with travel options including a nearby Park and Ride.

Lamb & Lion Inn

Lamb & Lion Inn

2-4 High Petergate
YO1 7EH

A characterful, Old English inn offering four star en-suite bedrooms and an AA rosette restaurant serving modern food and regional real ales.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel

Marmadukes Town House Hotel

4-5 St Peter’s Grove
YO30 6AQ

A central, Victorian town house hotel located just a short stroll from York’s ancient walls, offering twenty-one four-star AA-rated en-suite bedrooms.

 

Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hotel

Tadcaster Road Dringhouses
YO24 1QQ

This upscale spa hotel, set overlooking York Racecourse, is 1.5 miles from the city centre and the historic Minster, with regular bus service.

Safestay York

Safestay York

88-90 Micklegate
YO1 6JX

Set in a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse, Safestay York is just seven minutes’ walk from the historic city centre. There’s a bed for every budget.

The Royal York Hotel

The Royal York Hotel

Station Rd
YO24 1AA

Around the corner from York Station, this grand five-storey hotel was built in 1878, and sits on lawned grounds with curving paths and a fountain.

Trembling Madness Holiday Apartments

Trembling Madness Holiday Apartments

48 Stonegate
YO1 8AS

Two stunning luxury apartments situated in a hidden courtyard in the shadow of York Minster, containing the first Norman house built in 1180 AD.