There are 7 ways to get from Whitby to Edinburgh 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  •  4 h 30 min

$47 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  6 h 22 min

  1. X93
  2. National Express

$26 - $31

5 alternative options

Train via Newcastle  •  4 h 40 min

$53 - $135

Bus, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. X4

$47 - $151

Bus Megabus UK  •  7 h 23 min

  1. X4 / ...
  2. X10 / ...
  3. M20

$38 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. 192.8 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  7 h 13 min

  1. MAN - EDI

$101 - $258

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 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Whitby to Edinburgh via Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 and Middlesbrough in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitby to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitby to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Saltburn to Darlington
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Southeastern
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Scarborough to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) to Saltburn, Station Square (Station Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Whitby, Prospect Hill to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18 to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Outside Northern Rock Building Society)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Whitby and Edinburgh is 231 km. The road distance is 308 km.

The cheapest way to get from Whitby to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £19 - £24 and takes 6 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Whitby to Edinburgh is to drive which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £30 - £45.

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 4 h 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Whitby to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Whitby, Prospect Hill and arriving at Edinburgh via Middlesbrough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Whitby to Edinburgh, including transfers.