There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh 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  •  4 h 31 min

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

$47 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Middlesbrough National Express
  2. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) X93

$27 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington
  2. Take the train from Darlington to Whitby

$47 - $137

Train via Newcastle  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Whitby

$53 - $134

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Whitby 190.4 miles

$40 - $60

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Whitby via Darlington in around 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Whitby via Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 in around 5 h 44 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
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
Train from Newcastle to Whitby
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 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 Edinburgh and Whitby is 231 km. The road distance is 305 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby is to bus which costs £20 - £24 and takes 5 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby is to drive which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £30 - £45.

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitby via Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Edinburgh to Whitby, including transfers.