Travel, Transport & Parking Information for Whitby

Travelling to Whitby

By Car

From North: Approach via A174 or A171 from Guisborough/Middlesbrough. 

From the South: Approach via A171 from Scarborough.

From West: Approach via A169 from Pickering/York.

By Train

Whitby Train Station is located in the centre of town and served by Northern. Trains join the main national network in Middlesbrough.

By Bus

Arriva run the local bus services. You’ll find the bus station in the centre of town, next to the train station. Services run regularly to Scarborough and Middlesbrough (choice of routes). There is also a local bus service around town and the surrounding villages.

Getting Around Whitby


Whitby is a compact town, making it quite easy to walk around. However, there are a number of hills and steep inclines (especially on the cliff paths near the beach) which may prove difficult for some. There are adequate footpaths around much of the town, but be aware that during busy periods these can be quickly overwhelmed in places. There are some cobbled streets (on the East Side).


There is a well-served taxi rank in town, next to the harbour. Whitby is home to a number of private taxi firms.

Park and Ride

The Whitby Park and Ride service is based at the roundabout at Cross Butts, on the outskirts of town. Click here for more information.

Parking in Whitby

Park and Ride

During busy periods the Park and Ride is your best option, with regular bus connections into town.

Pay and Display

There are several pay and display car parks on West Cliff and in the town centre, as well as pay and display on-street parking in various locations. Tickets need to be purchased from the machines nearby and clearly displayed in windows. Alternatively your accommodation provider may issue you with a scratch card, more information here.

Disc Zones

Disc Zone parking is available in many of Whitby’s residential areas. If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation you may be provided with a scratch card enabling you to park within the disc zone.