Esk Valley Railway to Whitby
Northern train at Whitby station with palm trees in the background
From the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passing through the North York Moors National Park and serving 16 stations along the route
Esk Valley Railway line logo

    Tickets, railcards and fares

You can buy a ticket to any station on the Esk Valley Railway from anywhere in the National Rail Network. If a station is staffed or has a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) you must purchase your ticket at the Station. Otherwise, please purchase your ticket from the conductor on the train. Dogs and cycles go free, though there is a maximum of two cycles per train and is at the guard's discretion.

Live Train times along the Esk Valley

Line Guide for the Esk Valley Railway in pdf format

All Northern Timetables
Route 2: Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle & Metrocentre
Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby


New Fares from March 2021

  • Day Return fares on this line are great value; a Middlesbrough-to-Whitby adult day return (the longest journey) costs 7.90 (9.30 on the 07:04), day return for a child is 3.95 (4.65 on the 07:04). Whitby-to-Middlesbrough adult and child day return fares costs the same as above. With an Esk Valley Railcard you can save 33% on all fares along the Esk Valley. Apply here - it costs 10 per year.
  • York Shopper: visit York for 19.40 day return from Whitby, leaving on the 08:45 from Whitby. Change at Middlesbrough (not valid via Darlington) and arrive at 11:17 at York. Return on the 16:39 from York, arriving at Whitby 19:30. Use National Rail or Northern website to book.
  • Tyne and Tees Day Ranger (Adult 24.70 Child 12.35) allows you to travel any time at weekends, on public holidays or after 08:45 Monday to Friday. The Day Ranger is attractive for journeys between Whitby and the Esk Valley, Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Shildon (for the Locomotion Railway Museum), Thornaby, Stockton, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Hexham, Morpeth, Newcastle, Northallerton and intermediate stations.
  • Duo Tickets Two Adults travelling together (Off-Peak) 11.80 return Middlesbrough to Whitby.

Please check the timetables before purchasing a ticket.

    For fares from a particular station, visit the relevant station page. Choose from the list below, or from the Along the Line page

    Esk Valley Railway Residents' Railcard (Click to download form)

    • A third off the standard fare for residents traveling on the Esk Valley Railway.
    • Valid for discounts on train tickets between Whitby and Middlesbrough - including peak services.
    • A Residents’ Railcard offers a third off normal adult train fares. Up to 4 accompanying under 16s can travel at a third off the normal child fare.
    • The Railcard is not valid for season tickets.
    • The Residents’ Railcard price is 10 for one year.
    • Also valid on North York Moors Railway for Adult Freedom Tickets.

    If you live in the Hambleton, Scarborough or Ryedale Districts of North Yorkshire, or in the Boroughs of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland or Stockton, you are eligible for an Esk Valley Railcard.

    The Esk Valley Railcard is now available from the following stations:

    Malton, Middlesbrough, Thirsk, Thornaby, Scarborough, Northallerton and Harrogate stations as well as Whitby and Redcar stations.

    Details of national railcards can be obtained from the Railcard page of the Northern Rail website.

    Railcard Privacy Notice

    The Esk Valley Railway Development Company (‘we’ or ‘us’) will use the information you provide us with when you ask to be added to our mailing list and/or you request an Esk Valley Railcard. If you sign up to email communication we will use it to provide you with our eNewsletter and any urgent updates on services on the Whitby to Middlesbrough line and the wider network if that is appropriate.

    Your email data will be stored by our EMS (email marketing service) provider: Campaign Monitor and is processed by EmailbyEnvoy.

    You will be able to unsubscribe from the list at any time, or amend your details, by following a link that will be provided in each of the email newsletters, or by contacting us.

    The Railcard data will be retained by us and stored securely for the period for which you hold an Esk Valley Railcard. We will use it to send you reminders if your card is due to expire. If you choose not to renew we will send you further reminders for a limited period after which we will securely delete your records.

    We will not share your information with anyone else, other than to Envoy who produce our website and the eNewsletter.

    Full details of our Privacy Notice can be found on our website or can be supplied by post on request.

    You can contact the Esk Valley Railway Development Company at Or by post to: Esk Valley Railway Development Company, PO Box 506, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 9GA

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    PO Box 506, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 9GA
    Telephone: 07584-419114