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

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Train, bus  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Scarborough
  2. Take the bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station X93

Cheapest option

Bus via Malton, Bus Station Stand 1  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn to Malton, Bus Station Stand 1 843 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Malton, Bus Station Stand 1 to Whitby, Boyes 840

$19 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn to Whitby, Boyes 840

$19 - $24

Train  •  3h 49m

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

$34 - $92

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Leeds to Whitby 73 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Whitby is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Whitby is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn and arriving at Whitby, Boyes. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Whitby via Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Leeds and Whitby is 61 miles. The road distance is 73 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Whitby without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from Leeds to Whitby, including transfers.

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Leeds to Whitby bus services, operated by Yorkshire Coastliner, depart from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn station.

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Leeds to Whitby train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Whitby is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs £14 - £19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £26 - £75 and takes 3h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Whitby.
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  • Distance: 61.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 41m

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

Yorkshire Coastliner operates a bus from Leeds to Whitby 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leeds to Whitby via Darlington in around 3h 49m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
LNER
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn to Whitby, Boyes
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn to Malton, Bus Station Stand 1
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from Malton, Bus Station Stand 1 to Whitby, Boyes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk

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Leeds to Whitby bus services, operated by Yorkshire Coastliner, arrive at Whitby, Boyes station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Whitby is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Leeds to Whitby.

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