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Transport links

Hull is easily reached from across the Yorkshire and Humber area. It possesses good road and rail links to all parts of the UK and enjoys some of the best international connections of any English city, thanks to its ferry terminals and regional airports.


Hull is within one hour’s drive of both Humberside and Robin Hood (Doncaster/Sheffield) Airports, and within two hours’ drive of East Midlands, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Durham Tees Valley airports. These give a wide range of connections to Europe and beyond. The regular train service from Hull to Manchester Airport (changing at Manchester Piccadilly) now takes less than three hours.


Daily overnight ferry services run between Hull and Rotterdam and Hull and Zeebrugge. They provide a direct link into the wider European motorway and rail networks. Over one million passengers are carried each year through the Port of Hull.


Eight direct rail services run each day between Hull and London taking as little as 2 hours 40 minutes each way. There is an hourly service on the north Trans Pennine line to Leeds (and on to Manchester Piccadilly and a twice hourly service to Doncaster and Sheffield (with connections to the East Coast Main Line and into the Midlands).


The A63 Trunk Road connects Hull directly into the national motorway system (M62, M18, M1). The A1079 connects Hull to York and the North East and the Humber Bridge links into the A15 and the M180 to the south. These major road connections are relatively congestion-free and bring up to 10 million people to within two hours’ drive of Hull.