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Cheap Trains to Whitby
Whitby is a beautiful, quaint seaside town in North Yorkshire, close to the larger town of Scarborough. The town of Whitby is split into two parts by the River Esk with Whitby Beach to the West Side and Whitby Abbey to the east. Whitby is a popular tourist destination with its sandy beach, cafes and amusement arcades.
Whitby Train Station, situated on the West Side of Whitby is small but provides regular services to Newcastle, Middlesbrough, and Hartlepool with trains operated by Northern.
On this page, we will provide useful tips to book cheap train tickets to Whitby.
Whitby can be easily reached by train from Newcastle or Middlesbrough, if you are travelling from further afield it is worth taking a train to one of these two cities. From Newcastle and Middlesbrough Northern Trains run six trains per day to Whitby.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway also operate heritage trains to Pickering from Whitby via Grosmont from Easter until the end of October. This offers a great opportunity to take a steam train if you have never been on one before.
Situated on the east coast by the sea Whitby has many attractions that are well worth visiting. Whitby Abbey is a very famous landmark in the town and well worth walking to, Whitby Beach is beautiful at any time of year, and the 199 steps provide both an incredible view and a workout.
There are some incredible cafes in Whitby where you can spend a relaxing time with a cup of tea and incredible food. Our favourites are Mr Cooper’s Coffee House, Sandgate Coffee & Delights, and Beckett's Coffee Shop. No trip to Whitby would also be complete without trying fish and chips from Hadley's Fish Restaurant.
There are many beautiful independent shops in Whitby so it is well worth walking around the town centre.
There are normally six trains a day to Whitby Train Station from Middlesbrough.
Scarborough Train Station has more regular trains and Whitby is easily reachable from there by bus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do trains run from to Whitby?
Most trains to Whitby run from Middlesbrough, though trains also run from Hartlepool and Newcastle. All are operated by Northern Trains.
Do steam trains run to Whitby?
North Yorkshire Moors Railway operates a steam trains to Whitby from Pickering from via Grosmont from Easter until the end of October.
How often do the steam trains run in Whitby?
Steam trains to Whitby run twice daily from Pickering via Grosmont from Easter until October.
Has Whitby got a beach?
Whitby has a beach which runs for 3 miles from Whitby to Sandsend. It takes about 75 minutes to walk along the beach.
Does Whitby have a airport?
Whitby does not have an Airport the nearest airport to Whitby is Durham (MME) Airport which is 33 miles away.
Is it safe to swim in sea at Whitby?
It is safe to swim in the sea at Whitby if you stay in sheltered areas near to the beach.
What is Whitby best known for?
Whitby is best known for Whitby Beach, Whitby Abbey, and its Fish and Chips.