The Moorsbus weekend network will run this year from 1st July to 28th August. If we can raise more funds in time, we will extend to 24th September. To help us expand donate here.


> Saturday 2023 timetables coming soon

Sundays and Public Holidays

> Sunday 2023 timetables coming soon

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The Esk Valley Railway runs from Middlesbrough, along the beautiful Esk Valley, to the bustling seaside resort of Whitby. It now connects with Moors Bus Services at Danby Station to the Danby Moors Centre, Guisborough (via Castleton) and Pickering (via Blakey Ridge). You can also take the Moors Bus and connect with trains to Whitby and Middlesbrough.

For walks and things to do along the route, visit our station pages “Along the Line” and share your trips on our “Outings” page. For train times see our 2022 Timetable.

Middlesbrough connects with Transpennine services from Manchester & Leeds and Northern services from Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Newcastle & Carlisle while York is on the main East Coast line.

Whitby is connected to Scarborough via the Arriva bus service X93 and to Malton with the Coastliner 840.

East Yorkshire, our good friends from Hull, will operate their excellent Moors Explorer service on some Sundays and Bank Holidays in 2023, dates to be confirmed. The ME1 serves Hessle, Hull, Beverley, Norton/Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and the Moors Centre at Danby.

Our Moor Rovers tickets may be bought and accepted on the Moors Explorer between Norton and Danby, and in return the EYMS Go Anywhere day ticket is accepted on Moorsbus services. Please note, though, that the ENCTS bus pass does not allow free travel on this service, although a reduced fare is available.

Moors Explorer returns for summer 2023

EAST YORKSHIRE BUSES 128 These services issue and accept our Moorsbus Moors Rover tickets.

Scarborough - Thornton-le-Dale - Pickering - Middleton - Wrelton - Sinnington - Kirkbymoorside - Beadlam - Wombleton - Helmsley


Their services 5, 63 and X93 provide good links to the Moorsbus system, and there are many other connecting Arriva services in Redcar & Cleveland, Teesside and across the North East.

There are other public transport services in the area too. See below for some suggestions. Some operate all year round, though there tend to be fewer services in the winter months.

95 - Buses from Whitby to Sleights and Lealholm - Arriva bus service 95 runs every 30 minutes from Whitby to Eskdale Road, Ruswarp and Sleights, and every 1½ hours to Grosmont, Egton, Glaisdale and Lealholm.

Coastliner 840, Leeds to Whitby.

Reliance 31X, between York and Kirkbymoorside via Easingwold and Helmsley.

Transdev York - Castle Line 181, York to Castle Howard.


Monday -Saturday service, day time

Northallerton · Brompton · Osmotherley · Swainby · Carlton-in-C. · Great Broughton · Stokesley · Great Ayton · Marton · Middlesbrough

Coatham Connect 18  - Stokesley - Great Ayton - Guisborough - Saltburn (Monday - Friday School Days Only).


173, 174, 175, 184, 185, These are public bus services operated by Ryedale Community Transport with small buses. See timetables for actual stopping places.

173 MONDAYS ONLY Pickering, Newton on Rawcliffe, Wrelton, Cropton, Rosedale Abbey, Rosedale East Side

174 MONDAYS ONLY Kirkbymoorside to Pickering via Fadmoor, Gillamoor, Hutton-le-Hole, Lastingham, Appleton le Moors

175 MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS Malton, Swinton, Amotherby, Great Habton, Kirkby Misperton, Little Barugh, Great Barugh, Salton, Normanby, Marton, Pickering

184 185 187 TUESDAYS ONLY Malton to the South Ryedale villages

176 WEDNESDAYS , Malton, Swinton, Amotherby, Great Habton, Kirby Misperton, Little Barugh, Great Barugh, Brawby, Salton, Normanby, Marton, Appleton-le-Moors, Lastingham, Hutton-le-Hole, Kirkbymoorside

176 SATURDAYS -as for Wednesdays, but route in reverse, starting at Kirkbymoorside

Details of most of these services are available from;

North Yorkshire County Council

Traveline Journey Planner

National Bus enquiries 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 12p/min plus any network charges).

Hambleton and Richmondshire Bus Users have a useful website for local information


Esk Valley Railway from Middlesbrough to Whitby.

National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a heritage route from Pickering to Grosmont and Whitby.

Transpennine Express

Their number is 01751 472508.

Should we include other public transport routes on this page? Please email details to us at

Further Information