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Trains to Whitby travel along The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, passing through the Esk Valley and the villages of Goathland and Castleton before arriving a short distance from harbour. One of England’s earliest railway stations, it opened in 1836, offering horse-drawn services to Pickering. In 1845 a new station was built to coincide with the switch to steam power, although remnants of the original station remain in the form of offices and a workshop close to the modern build. You’ll be tempted to head straight to the sandy beach for a cone of chips and a 99 Flake ice cream, but stop to explore first. St Mary’s Church and the ruins of Whitby Abbey – at the top of 199 steps on the south side of town – are well worth a visit, as is the Captain Cook Museum. Whitby is also famous for its associations with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and hosts the twice-yearly Whitby Gothic Weekend.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
  • 08:30 - 13:00
  • 13:30 - 16:00
  • 08:30 - 13:00
  • 13:30 - 16:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park - Charges apply between 06:00 - 18:00 every day
Car parking spaces60
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

No assistance given - Whitby is a privately owned station which does not provide assistance. However both platforms are step free therefore disabled and wheelchair bound customers can get access.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

The station has one platform accessed via two entrances. The first, alongside the shopping centre and car park, offers step-free access to the station, while the second is via stairs beside the bus depot offices. The ticket office is located between the two entrances on the outside of the station. A cafe is located next to the shopping centre where the nearest toilets can also be found. There is a cycle rack at the front entrance.

Departures and arrivals from Whitby

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Whitby station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MiddlesbroughNorthern19:441On time
to MiddlesbroughNorthern06:401Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NewcastleNorthern19:301On time
from MiddlesbroughNorthern06:261Scheduled
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