There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Scarborough
  2. Take the bus from Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S to Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) X93

$59 - $77

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Bus  •  4 h 39 min

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

$24 - $28

3 alternative options

Train, bus via York  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York
  2. Take the bus from York, Rail Station (Rail Station Interchange) to Whitby, Boyes 840

$47 - $63

Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough
  2. Take the train from Middlesbrough to Whitby

$66 - $91

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby 131.3 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Whitby via Middlesbrough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Whitby is 103 miles. The road distance is 131.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 37 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby is to bus which takes 4 h 39 min and costs £17 - £21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby bus services, operated by Arriva North East, arrive at Whitby, Arundel Place (1 Arundel Place) station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Whitby station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby.
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  • Distance: 103.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Whitby, North Yorkshire, England?

You can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby via Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Whitby via Middlesbrough in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
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
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 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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

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