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.
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park - Charges apply between 06:00 - 18:00 every day|
|Car parking spaces||60|
|Cycle storage spaces||12|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Step-free access||Whole 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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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 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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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.