Travelling to the Yorkshire Coast
We’re a little off the beaten track here on the Yorkshire Coast – but we think all the better for it.
With over 100 miles of dramatic coastline and with the North York Moors National Park on its doorstep, the Yorkshire Coast is one of the UK's premier holiday destinations and is easily accessible by rail, car, coach, bus or ferry.
Whatever your reasons for travelling here, whether it's for business or leisure, discover all the travel information you'll need below.
Getting here by car
The Yorkshire Coast can be reached by road nationally from the A1 or M1, both run close to York in North Yorkshire.
There are good road links to the coast with the A64 providing easy access to the Borough of Scarborough from Leeds and York. Other key roads include the A171 Middlesbrough - Whitby - Scarborough road, the A165 Scarborough to Hull road (with access through the resorts of Filey, Bridlington and the surrounding coastal villages) and the A170 Scarborough to Thirsk road.
Borough of Scarborough
Park & Ride
Whitby Park & Ride
The Whitby Park & Ride system is available seven days a week from the first day of North Yorkshire's Easter school holidays, until early November, including Bank Holidays. The car park is located at the A171/B1460 junction North of Whitby and has 450 free spaces. Buses run every 15 minutes and stop at West Cliff North Terrace, St. Hilda's Terrace and the Whitby Bus Station before returning to the park and ride site via the same stops.
March: 08:45 - 16:45
April: 08:15 - 17:40
May to September: 08:00 - 19:00
October to November: 08:15 - 17:40
As well as the park and ride service, there is also a land train called the 'Spalight Coastal Explorer' providing a link to the town centre. Please note: The Land Train service will not be operating on South Promenade until further notice due to works being carried out by Yorkshire Water.
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Getting here by coach
There are a many reputable coach companies specialising in getting to the Yorkshire Coast by coach or by bus. We strongly recommend you plan your journey carefully using specialist journey planning websites, including:
Getting here by train
If you want to relax and arrive at your destination, refreshed and ready to go, then why not consider coming by train?
Most journeys to the Yorkshire Coast arrive via York, Middlesbrough and Doncaster. Plan your journey in advance using the following websites:
Getting here by ferry
The nearest ferry port when visiting the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors is at Hull which is served by excellent travel links to and from the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors. For further information, including planning your journey by sea, visit poferries.com
Getting here by air
If you want to relax and arrive at your destination, refreshed and ready to do business then simply arrive at the airport, board the train, sit back, relax and absorb all that the English landscape has to offer en route.
The nearest airports are Leeds Bradford, Robin Hood near Doncaster and Sheffield, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle, with regular train and bus connections to the Yorkshire Coast.
Although slightly further away, Manchester Airport is served by direct rail connections into Malton and Scarborough.
For further information and advice when planning your trip to the Yorkshire Coast, please call our friendly and dedicated team at the Tourism Bureau on 01723 383636