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Whitby Open Top Bus Tour

Whitby Open Top Bus Tour

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Hop on to our open top bus for a unique sightseeing tour of Whitby. You will get a bird's eye view of this beautiful North Yorkshire seaside town from our distinctive Double-Decker open top bus as it follows its feature-packed sightseeing tour of historic Whitby.

Our local guides will take you on this trip around Whitby - you can hop on and off the sightseeing tour as many times as you like - whilst you enjoy magnificent seascapes and experience Whitby's narrow winding streets as the open top bus climbs steeply up to the impressive ruins and new visitor facilities of Whitby Abbey.

Hear Yorkshire tales of bygone days and find out about the Whitby man who had 21 children twice or the man who was the only survivor of the lifeboat disaster of 1861, both immortalised by the camera of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.

The fully-guided Whitby tour takes approximately one hour but tickets last all day and you can get on and off the sightseeing tour as many times as you wish. The open top bus service runs daily from March to November (see times and dates below) and you can simply pay as you board. (Whitby Open Top Bus - Fares)

If you have brought a coach, school or other large party to Whitby why not book our double-decker open top bus for your exclusive sightseeing tour.

The open top bus is also great for use at special events such as when used for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Stockton with Middlesbrough FC footballers, Keith Harris and Orville - even a pantomime dame joined in the festivities! The potential uses are endless; contact us now to discuss your requirements.

Bus Route: All around Whitby

Duration: 40 mins

Coach parties acceptedAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

See website for details.


Adult: £7.00
Senior Citizens/Students/Child (5-15 years)/Disabled or Accompanying : £6.00
Children under 5: FREE
Family (2 adults and 3 children): £20.00
Adult and child (5-15 years): £10.00
Local single fares £1.00 a stop


Coastal & Country Coaches Office


The Garage,
Fairfield Way, Stainsacre Industrial Est,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 4PU



See location of Open Top Whitby Town Guided Tour Bus on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 910094  Lat: 54.47189 Long: -0.59634

By Public Transport:
from the station turn right onto Langbourne Road, past tourist information, the bus stop for the open top is adjacent to the co-op car park.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


This attraction is an open top double decker bus. Access for wheelchairs is through the main doors using a ramp (max load 300Kg) manually deployed by the driver. Access to the upper deck is limited to people who can climb steep stairs using hand rails.