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Car park located 100 metres from the abbey (run by Scarborough Borough Council). Disabled visitors may be set down by the entrance to the visitor centre; accessible parking in main car park and ramped entrance to site. Parking is chargeable and is owned and managed by Scarborough Borough Council. Wheelchairs available at car park entrance and in the visitor centre.
We also have a limited number of additional accessible spaces by the visitor centre. Please click here for the exact location.
Whitby Abbey is just ½ mile from the Town Centre, a 15-minute walk up the famous 199 steps – there are resting points on the way up
Whitby is served by regular bus X93 from Middlesbrough via Guisborough. Buses run hourly (every 2 hours on Sundays), taking 70 minutes.
Bus X4 and bus X4A also run from Middlesbrough to Whitby, on a longer route via the coastal towns of Redcar and Saltburn. Buses run every 30 minutes (hourly on Sundays).
Bus 93 runs hourly every day from Scarborough via Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby, taking just one hour.
Coastliner Bus 840 runs from Leeds, via York, Malton and Pickering to Whitby 4 times a day Monday to Saturday (fewer on Sundays).
From Whitby train station the walk to Whitby Abbey takes about 15 minutes (1/2 mile), via the 199 steps.
Travel to Whitby Abbey by train, bus or bicycle and be rewarded with 20% off your walk-up ticket. For full T&Cs, and to plan your journey, please click here.