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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Whitby by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

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

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Train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$46 - $134

3 alternative options

Train via Newcastle  •  5 h 7 min

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

$52 - $132

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Middlesbrough
  3. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4 to Whitby, Bus Station X4 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Whitby 190.4 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Whitby station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitby, Bus Station via Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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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 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Whitby is 144 miles. The road distance is 190.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Edinburgh to Whitby, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Whitby bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Whitby train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Whitby.
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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Whitby via Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard, Middlesbrough, and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4 in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
$16 - $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 to Whitby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 4 to Whitby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Edinburgh to Whitby bus services, operated by Arriva North East, arrive at Whitby, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Whitby train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Whitby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Whitby is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Edinburgh to Whitby.

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