11 Exciting Coach Trips to Whitby that You Simply Can’t Miss

Yorkshire folk often know all about Whitby and the many attractions of the North York Moors National Park.

Hiking enthusiasts, fans of Bram Stoker’s ‘’Dracula’’ and ‘’students’’ of Captain Cook and his voyages are just a few of the groups who are equally enthusiast about the region. If you would like to join them, here is a guide about how to get to Whitby from different parts of the UK by coach.

Wherever you live in the UK, Whitby is accessible. Here are some departure points for coach travel to Whitby. Just head for the nearest of them to your home and the rest of the journey is described here.

York

Yorkshire Coastliner operates four coaches at different times of the day from York to Whitby via Pickering. The journey which takes a few minutes more than 2 hours is just short of 60 miles and will cost between £10 and £14.

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Sheffield

Megabus runs 10 coaches per day from Meadowhall near Sheffield with four stops en route to Middlesbrough at a cost between £7 and £12. The trip takes a few minutes over 2 hours and passengers can then change to Arriva North East which has hourly coaches to do the 30 miles to Whitby. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip.

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Leeds

Yorkshire Coastliner does the 80 mile coach trip from Leeds to Whitby in 3 hours 25 minutes. The journey goes via York and Pickering with several departures during the day. The cost of a ticket varies between £15 and £20.

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Newcastle

Go North East runs hourly buses from Newcastle (Eldon Square) through Sunderland, Hartlepool to Middlesbrough, a journey of 1 hour 25 minutes. It is around 45 miles and will cost between £4 and £5.50. There is then a 50 minute wait for the Arriva North East coach that covers the remaining 30 miles through Guisborough and over the Moors to Whitby in just over an hour. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip.

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Manchester

National Express runs four coaches a day from Manchester to Whitby via Middlesbrough. The route is M62, A1(M) and A19. Passengers will then join Arriva North East in Middlesbrough for the final 30 mile journey over the Moors to Whitby. The total journey time including a 50 minute stopover in Middlesbrough will take 4 hours 16 minutes. The National Express tickets vary between £18 and £25. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip.

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Birmingham

National Express covers the journey of nearly 200 miles to Middlesbrough in 4 hours 30 minutes. There are three coaches per day with tickets costing between £25 and £38. There is then a transfer to the Arriva North East’s hourly service covering the remaining 30 miles through Guisborough and over the Moors to Whitby in just over an hour. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip.

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Nottingham

National Express leaves Nottingham at 1330 each afternoon to head north via the M1 through Leeds, up the A1(M) and the A19 to Middlesbrough where Arriva North East runs hourly coaches to Whitby. The Nottingham-Middlesbrough section is 140 miles and takes 3 hours 30 minutes at a cost of between £20 and £30. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip.

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Bristol

Bristol to Middlesbrough is almost 300 miles and the National Express coach takes 7 hours 30 minutes for the trip with prices ranging between £30 and £48. There are two coaches per day making the trip via Gloucester, Birmingham and Leeds. There is then a transfer to the Arriva North East’s hourly service covering the remaining 30 miles through Guisborough and over the Moors to Whitby in just over an hour. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip. The alternative is to get off in Leeds and take the Yorkshire Coastliner as described above.

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London

National Express runs 3 coaches per day from Victoria Coach Station to Middlesbrough via Leeds and York. Passengers have a choice of getting off at either Leeds or York to follow the details mentioned under those cities or stay on until Middlesbrough. The cost of the Middlesbrough leg ranges between £35 and £45 and takes 6 hours 45 minutes. There is then a transfer to the Arriva North East’s hourly service covering the remaining 30 miles through Guisborough and over the Moors to Whitby in just over an hour. A Middlesbrough-Whitby Day Ticket costs £8.50 though visitors should check Arriva’s ticketing promotions when planning a trip.

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Cardiff

National Express runs 5 coaches a day up to Birmingham via the M50 and M5. The cost is between £18 and £25. From there, follow the instructions of Birmingham to Whitby.

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Edinburgh

The National Express service running twice daily from Edinburgh to Newcastle is the quickest alternative to take and costs between £17 and £24. The connection to Whitby in Eldon Square is the next leg. Follow the instructions already mentioned for Newcastle to Whitby.

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