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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 the harbour.

One of England’s earliest railway stations, Whitby train 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

Trains to Whitby station

Whitby train station is mainly served by Northern trains, which connect Middlesbrough to Whitby in 1h 32m and Hexham to Whitby in 3h 37m.

Need more information on how to get to Whitby by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Whitby.

Whitby train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Whitby station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Whitby railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Whitby.

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.

Whitby train station parking

Whitby train station has one car park, which is located opposite its first entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Whitby station open?

Whitby station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Whitby station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Whitby station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Whitby.

Are there toilets at Whitby station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Whitby station.

Are dogs allowed at Whitby station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Whitby station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

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 CarlisleNorthern15:501On time
to SleightsNY16:28On time
to DarlingtonNorthern18:34On time
to MiddlesbroughNorthern08:44Scheduled
to HexhamNorthern11:59Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CarlisleNorthern15:26On time
from CarlisleNorthern18:27On time
from MiddlesbroughNorthern08:38Scheduled
from MiddlesbroughNorthern11:51Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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