There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Whitby by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$46 - $130

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 28 min

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

$26 - $30

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$45 - $132

Train via Newcastle  •  5 h 7 min

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

$51 - $131

Bus via Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station (Castle Hotel)  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station (Castle Hotel) 253
  2. Take the bus from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station (Berwick upon Tweed rly stn) to Haymarket Bus Station X15
  3. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X12
  4. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Whitby, Bus Stn Stand 2 (Station Square) X93

$56 - $61

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 bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 5 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 Stn Stand 2 (Station Square) via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 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 5 h 2 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 44 min and costs £35 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 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 CrossCountry, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitby is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £24 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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Edinburgh to Whitby bus services, operated by Arriva North East, arrive at Whitby, Bus Stn Stand 2 (Station Square).

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Whitby.
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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 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 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Whitby via Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 in around 5 h 28 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 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
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
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $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
$16 - $24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Whitby
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Saltburn, Station (Station Street) to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Whitby, Bus Stn Stand 2 (Station Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station (Castle Hotel)
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Border Buses
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station (Berwick upon Tweed rly stn)
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Railway Station (Berwick upon Tweed rly stn) to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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