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Coastliner 840 Leeds – York – Whitby

Leeds – York – Whitby

It’s a 75-mile sojourn through culture, heritage and incredible scenery.


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No. of Attractions:

7 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

3 hours and 25 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 2 hours

Starting point:

Leeds bus station stand 21

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Journey fact:

In 2020, this route was awarded ‘most scenic in the UK’ by consumer body ‘Bus Users UK’

Journey Overview

It’s a 75-mile sojourn through culture, heritage and incredible scenery. Leaving bustling Leeds, the fun really starts on departure from York as the bus navigates Barton Hill, leaving behind jaw-dropping views across the Vale of York, towards the Yorkshire Dales. There’s a glimpse of Castle Howard, the iconic stately home and idyllic gardens, famous as the location for ITV drama, Brideshead Revisited. Then it’s onto Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton with its lovely shops and local produce, a haven for culinary thrill-seekers. It’s then north to Eden Camp where you can experience wartime Britain with this original prisoner of war camp.

The bus continues to Pickering with its vibrant shops, castle and the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam railway. Passing charming Thornton-le-Dale, we’re soon entering the majestic and stunning North York Moors National Park, passing the 8,000 acre Dalby Forest and then the Hole of Horcom, an unmissable 400 ft deep hollow, a natural amphitheatre known as the ‘Devil’s Punchbowl’. The bus plunges further, down Blue Bank with a tantalising first view of the sea as we arrive in Sleights, following the River Esk, reaching Ruswarp and then entering the historic port of Whitby, with its ancient ruins, quaint streets, niche shops and of course the famous 199 steps to Whitby Abbey.

A Fab Day Out!

There’s so much to see and do on this amazing route, that we’d advise maybe turning the trip into a short break over a few days or enjoying it in bite-sized chunks! York, with its incredible history and bustling cobbled streets and shopping outlets is a day of fun in itself and so too, of course is Leeds.

If it’s just a day you can spare, then we’d suggest spending some time in Malton with its fantastic restaurants, café and market. Then, perhaps a visit to Eden Camp for a sobering but fascinating insight into a prisoner of war camp. You can get £1 off your admission with a Transdev Treats voucher from the bus driver. Alternatively, a short detour to visit Flamingo Land Resort is well worth experiencing. Wild animals and crazy rides await for thrill-seekers. Exotic species and a white-knuckle theme park with over 100 rides and attractions is just the trick for a hair-raising experience!

If you’ve more than a day to spare, then, of course the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is unbeatable and you can grab a Transdev Treats voucher for 20% of all tickets, except on special event days.

How to get here...

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Go onto the NRE Website and book a train. Arrive at the train station before the train, then get on the train and make sure you get off when you get to the correct stop.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Castle Howard

North Yorkshire Moors steam railway

Whitby Abbey


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