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Whitby Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tours

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We’ve visited Whitby many times but always love jumping on the Whitby open top bus sightseeing tour and experiencing it with friends and family. It’s a fantastic way to see the town.

The Whitby open-top bus tour is a fun, comfortable and convenient way to see all Whitby offers and learn about this beautiful town. Here’s all you need to know about the Whitby open top bus sightseeing tours so you can hop on when you next visit. 


Whitby Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tours

Whitby Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tours.
  • Whitby tour tickets are valid for 24 hours.
  • Boarding the open top bus is easy; pay the driver when you hop on.
  • The service runs hourly, every 30 minutes from April to September, seven days a week.
  • You can hop on and off the tour as many times as you like.
  • The fully guided tour takes approximately one hour and runs daily from April to November.
  • Private bookings for the open top bus are also available.

Embark on an unforgettable sightseeing adventure on the Whitby Town Tour. Enjoy the panoramic view of this North Yorkshire coastal town from the iconic yellow double-decker open top bus. It takes you on a fascinating sightseeing journey through the historic landmarks of Whitby. Hop on and off this trip as much as you like; the bus even takes you up the steep climb to Whitby Abbey.

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Along the way, you will hear Yorkshire tales of bygone days and find out about the Whitby man who had 21 children twice or the man who was the only survivor of the lifeboat disaster of 1861, both immortalised by the camera of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.


How long is the Whitby open top bus tour?

View of Whitby Harbour.

The tour in full is roughly one hour without getting off; you can enjoy the bus tour for as long as you like with a single ticket, which lasts all day. The open top bus service is available daily from March to November. You can get on and off the sightseeing tour as often as you wish.


How much is the Whitby open top bus tour?

Whitby Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tours.

You pay as you board, and the prices are:

  • Adults: £8.00
  • Senior Citizens / Students / Child (5-15yrs) / Disabled or Accompanying Carer: £7.00
  • Children under 5: FREE
  • Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): £24.00
  • Adult & Child (5-15yrs): £12.00
  • Local Single Fares: £1.50 per stop
  • Dogs: FREE

If you have brought a coach group, school, or other large party to Whitby, you can book the double-decker open top bus for your exclusive sightseeing tour. Contact them for further details.

You can find the timetable, stops and peak times all on their website.


Overall, if you’re looking for a fun and informative way to see the best of Whitby, the open top bus sightseeing tours are worth considering. Let us know in the comments if you have been on the open top tour bus in Whitby. Tell us what you thought.

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  1. You should add more stops, then us residents could use it and fill the lower deck. We would love to have a stop halfway up Green Lane, perhaps at the Green Lane Centre?

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