Ghost Bus Tour of York

York, United Kingdom

From $24.95

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
  • Evening ghost bus tour of York, led by an entertaining guide
  • Tour York on a classic Routemaster and discover the city’s dark past
  • Pass by must-see historical sights including Clifford’s Tower and York Minster
  • Hop on and off at some of the city’s most haunted buildings
  • Hear spine-chilling tales of the ghostly apparitions who are said to roam ‘the most haunted city in the world’
  • Choice of afternoon or evening departure

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Station Road
    Station Rd, York, UK

    Departing from Bus Stop RE daily, directly outside York station, on Station Road, on the south side of The Principal York. If you can see The York Tap pub, you’re in the right area!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Choose your preferred start time that best suits your schedule, and meet your creepy guide in central York for a journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the ghost bus – a classic Routemaster bus with its own questionable history – grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you wind through the dark, narrow streets.  

As you ride, hear chilling tales of York’s most prolific hauntings, misdeeds and most sinister characters. You’ll pass infamous landmarks like Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and Dick Turpin's grave, and stop occasionally to get better acquainted with ghostly venues. By the end, you’ll have an intimate understanding of York’s sinister side, touted as one of the spookiest cities in the world!

Your tour returns to the departure point with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.

Clifford's Tower (Pass By)

Customers will be provided with information on Clifford's Tower's spiritual and historical past.

York Minster (Pass By)

Customers will be provided with information on York Minsters spiritual and historical past.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great experience!
Ellie_M, Mar 2023
Bus was very funny, a really good way to see the city and it’s history. Was fun scary and told some great stories. Driver and narrator were very good and very entertaining. 100% recommend !
Crazy bus tour
Debbie_B, Mar 2023
The conductor, was very infuse-active and played his part well. But don’t think it was worth the money.
Kayleigh_J, Mar 2023
Enjoyed this so much. Phil graves & Bob where hysterical. Lots of fun ghost facts mixed with comedy. Defo a must if you visit York 👻 I’d even go again x
Great fun!
lesley_S, Mar 2023
The tour was such good fun from start to finish. Phil the tour guide was really funny and made the whole experience so enjoyable. Bob the driver was also great and added to the experience. I would definitely recommend the tour.
Lots of laughs.
Susan_H, Mar 2023
We had great fun on this ghost tour. I laughed for a full hour. Thanks for the experience Frank and Bob.
Good fun & knowledgeable York info
Elaine_F, Mar 2023
Alan being possessed by the spirit of Margaret the dead bus cleaner. Lots of York city knowledge & history.
York trip
Brian_C, Mar 2023
Great atmosphere a good value event the host made the night would definetly recommend to others to start the nights entertainment
Four of us went on the...
Andrea_W, Feb 2023
Four of us went on the tour, really good fun, hilarious driver and conductor. Friends birthday and she never stopped laughing.
Ruth_B, Jan 2023
The tour guide had lots of energy . Gave some interesting facts about york including the most most haunted pub and worked hard to engage the audience However it wasn't our cup of tea. A little cheesy
Interesting and hilarious
George_H, Jan 2023
This tour bus was amazing! We had such a good time. Phil made us laugh from start to finish and bob is a great driver. Wasn’t sure what to expect when we booked but would definitely do it again. Learned so much about York. 10/10
A one man comedy band
Philip_D, Jan 2023
A one man comedy band which brought past York back to life. Really good, in comical fashion told us the horrid history of York had us all laughing a must if you go.
York Ghost Bus Tour
JoAnne_T, Jan 2023
The York Ghost Bus Tour The whole evening was great fun and very informative too! I learned a lot about York. Our kids enjoyed it too.
Highly recommend
Robert_T, Dec 2022
Really entertaining. A high energy delivery of the chilling stories. The bus was nice and spooky too.
Gavin_S, Dec 2022
Not what I expected and was disappointing. Few lights flickering and TV playing up 🙄. Not a very good tour and not be waisting money
Must be done!
Stuart_P, Dec 2022
Brilliantly funny and gory at the same time. Group of 14 aging between 12 and 78 and everyone had a fantastic time.
The commentary and video...
John_L, Dec 2022
The commentary and video sound effects etc. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Would definitely do it again.
Salky_C, Dec 2022
We disembarked after 30 mins as was not professional and total waste of money. Would not recommend to anyone
Brilliant tour
Diane_M, Dec 2022
Very funny and informative bus was spooky on time the host new his stuff everyone seem to enjoy Definitely recommend
The guy on the bud...
Linda_C, Dec 2022
The guy on the bud telling the ghost stories very good and bus driver in time wit the braking etc but I do think that it would be better if the guy telling the ghost stories was dressed in appropriate attire not just normal clothes and a Santa hat so as to make the experience more “ real”
Sarah_S, Dec 2022
Recommend it when visiting York. People are loving jolly and helpful . And doing a good job. And a lot of knowledge about York