North York Moors

The edge of the North York Moors is only 13 miles from York. There's plenty to see and do in the North York Moors. When travelling around, to protect the environment and the beauty of the countryside, please consider using the public transport links that are available. We've identified some of the popular North York Moor locations and how you can get there without a car. 

Castle Howard

By Bus: TransDev run a Castle Line service from York to Malton via Castle Howard. Find out more on the York Bus website.


Claiming to be the only market town in the North York Moors, Helmsley has some lovely shops, homely pubs and lots of history. In a short distance you can visit Helmsley Castle, Walled Gardens and National Centre for Birds of Prey.

By Bus: 31 and 31x from York to Kirkbymoorside runs Monday to Saturday. View timetable here.


Located just outside of the North York Moors, Pickering is known as the gateway to the Moors. Home to Pickering Castle and the start of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

By Bus: TransDev 840 Coastliner, voted the most scenic bus route in Britain, runs daily from York to Whitby via Pickering. View timetable here.


The busy city of Leeds offers an ecclectic shopping experience, vibrant nightlife and delicious food scene. Leeds is well serviced via bus and train.

By Bus: CityZap buses run from York to Leeds daily. View timetable here.

By Train: Services run from York Station to Leeds Station daily. Services are frequent with some taking just 20-minutes. View timetable here.

Yorkshire Coast

The Yorkshire coast boasts 45-miles of scenic views, beautiful beaches and quaint seaside towns. Two of the most popular visitor destinations are Scarborough and Whitby, both of which are easily accessible from York.


By Bus: TransDev 843 Coastliner runs daily between York and Scarobourgh. View timetable here.

By Train: Daily trains run from York Station to Scarborough Station. View timetable here.


By Bus: TransDev 840 Coastliner runs daily from Leeds to Whitby via York.View timetable here.


With a rich history, Hull is an interesting place to explore. Take time to float around The Deep and explore thousands of years of ocean history.

By Bus: X46 by East Yorkshire Motor Services runs daily between York and Hull. View timetable here.

By Train: Trains run from York Station to Hull Station daily. View timetable here.


By Bus: 22 TransDev bus runs Monday to Saturday between York and Knaresborough via Ripon. View timetable here.


By Train: Trains run from York Station to Harrogate Station daily. View timetable here.