There are 4 ways to get from Durham to Whitby by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Saltburn
  2. Take the bus from Saltburn, Station Square (Station Street) to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) X4

$27 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand A (Shelter) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X12
  2. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) X93

$21

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Whitby

$27 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Durham to Whitby 58.3 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Durham, England and Whitby, North Yorkshire, England?

You can take a bus from Durham to Whitby via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 in around 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, Northern Rail operates a train from Durham to Whitby once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Saltburn
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Whitby
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Saltburn, Station Square (Station Street) to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand A (Shelter) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Durham and Whitby is 70 km. The road distance is 93 km.

The cheapest way to get from Durham to Whitby is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Durham to Whitby is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £9 - £14.

No, there is no direct train from Durham to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Durham and arriving at Whitby via Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Durham to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand A (Shelter) and arriving at Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Durham to Whitby, including transfers.