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There are 4 ways to get from Whitby to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train or car

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Train LNER  •  4h 13m

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

$46 - $134

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4h 36m

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

$52 - $134

Bus, night train  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Whitby, Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X4 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Darlington to Edinburgh

$60 - $90

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Whitby to Edinburgh 192.8 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Whitby to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Whitby to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Whitby to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Whitby and arriving at Edinburgh via Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Whitby and Edinburgh is 144 miles. The road distance is 192.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Whitby to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs £35 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Whitby to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Whitby to Edinburgh is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Whitby to Edinburgh.

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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

You can take a train from Whitby to Edinburgh via Darlington in around 4h 13m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitby to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitby to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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 Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Night train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Whitby, Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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