Manchester to Whitby by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:42
  • Last train
    23:44
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 59m

Travelling from Manchester to Whitby by train

The fastest trains from Manchester to Whitby take around 3 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 155 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Whitby.

Journeys between Manchester and Whitby usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Manchester to Whitby every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 10 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Whitby is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 06:57 and the last train is around 21:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:42, and the last at 23:44.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Manchester to Whitby train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Whitby by train.

Which trains operate between Manchester and Whitby?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Manchester to Whitby, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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