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Travelling to Thirsk? The North Yorkshire market town promises fantastic walks with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. To get the most out of your trip to Yorkshire, you can book cheap train tickets to Thirsk with TransPennine Express.
Thirsk train station is 1.5 miles outside the town centre, which is around a 30-minute walk away. There is a bus stop outside the station with buses running directly into town, although there isn’t a taxi rank. Trains from Thirsk station connect it to the local area, with direct trains running to Northallerton, York and Leeds.
The York to Thirsk train has a journey time of just 17 minutes, whilst the train from Leeds to Thirsk will take you around 45 minutes. When you hop on the Manchester to Thirsk train, you’ll be in the Yorkshire town in just under 2 hours. The journey from Newcastle to Thirsk takes around 1 hour 15 minutes, with a short stop in Northallerton.
Trains run regularly throughout the day from Thirsk to destinations including Leeds, York and Northallerton. The first train from Thirsk station in the morning leaves at around 05.30 and the last train runs at around 23.08.
You can get cheap train tickets to Thirsk if you book your tickets in advance – with advance tickets you can save over 50%. If you regularly travel to and from Thirsk, a season ticket will help you cut costs, whilst a Railcard will save you 1/3 on one-off journeys. You can also save money on train tickets by being flexible with your chosen train and travelling off-peak.
There are toilets and accessible toilets at Thirsk station as well as a ticket office and ticket machines. You can leave your bike in one of the 44 bike spaces, and there is a station car park with 76 parking spaces.
Thirsk is a traditional market town in North Yorkshire. It is 8 miles south east of Northallerton and 18 miles north east of Harrogate. Both the York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales are close by, making Thirsk the ideal place to get out and explore the best of the Yorkshire countryside.
Closer to the town centre, you’ll find shorter walks along the river, and you can also head up to the Hambleton Hills for more challenging hikes. In the town centre there is a charming cobbled market square, home to many independent shops. The town is also famous for Thirsk Racecourse – a picturesque venue for horse racing. Thirsk is just a short hop from York, with trains to Thirsk from York taking less than 20 minutes. Northallerton is also just a 10-minute train journey away.
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