There are 13 ways to get from London to Whitby by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Scarborough  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York
  2. Take the train from York to Scarborough
  3. Take the bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) X93

$60 - $181

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Bus  •  7 h 9 min

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

$33 - $38

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Train, bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to York
  2. Take the bus from York, Rail Station (Rail Station Interchange) to Whitby, Boyes 840

$48 - $166

Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Eaglescliffe
  2. Take the train from Eaglescliffe to Whitby

$128 - $203

Bus, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from St Pancras, London St Pancras Megabusplus to Hull Interchange (Hull Paragon) Mp3
  2. Take the train from Hull to Scarborough

$58 - $90

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from London to Whitby 252 miles

$50 - $80

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Heworth to Whitby

$122 - $362

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train, bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Scarborough
  3. Take the bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square)

$123 - $271

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Scarborough
  3. Take the bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square)

$151 - $366

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Heworth to Whitby

$105 - $283

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Scarborough

$142 - $414

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Scarborough

$141 - $322

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Heworth to Whitby

$136 - $342

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Whitby is to bus which costs £25 - £30 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Whitby is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Whitby. However, there are services departing from London Golders Green and arriving at Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Whitby. However, there are services departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Whitby via Eaglescliffe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between London and Whitby is 208 miles. The road distance is 252 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Whitby without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs £45 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from London to Whitby, including transfers.

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London to Whitby bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Golders Green station.

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London to Whitby train services, operated by Grand Central, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London to Whitby is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £30 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Whitby.
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  • Distance: 208.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from London to Whitby via Eaglescliffe in around 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Whitby via Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 in around 7 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from London Kings Cross to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $150
Train from London Kings Cross to Eaglescliffe
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $190
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Leeds to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Manchester Airport to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Eaglescliffe to Whitby
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Hull to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Heworth to Whitby
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
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
$11
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from York, Rail Station (Rail Station Interchange) to Whitby, Boyes
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
yorkbus.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 London Golders Green to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from St Pancras, London St Pancras Megabusplus to Hull Interchange (Hull Paragon)
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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