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

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

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 Festival.

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.

Hilton York

1 Tower St

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

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.

Safestay York

88-90 Micklegate

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.