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

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Train LNER  •  4 h 21 min

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

$46 - $134

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Bus National Express  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitby, Prospect Hill to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X93
  2. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to Edinburgh National Express

$25 - $30

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 41 min

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

$52 - $134

Bus Megabus UK  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Whitby, Bus Station (Station Square) to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 11 X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18 to Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument Pilgrim Street (Outside Northern Rock Building Society) X10 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) M20

$38 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  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 bus which costs £19 - £23 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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

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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.

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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 4 h 21 min.

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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 4 h 21 min and costs £35 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Whitby to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Whitby to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Arriva North East, depart from Whitby, Prospect Hill station.

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

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The best way to get from Whitby to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £23 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Whitby to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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 21 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.

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
$16 - $25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitby to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
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 Middlesbrough to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Book at
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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