The nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford, Robin Hood - Doncaster, Durham - Tees Valley and Newcastle. Train and bus connections can be made from these airports to the area. Slightly further away is Manchester Airport which is served by direct rail connections into Thirsk, Northallerton, Malton and Scarborough.
P&O Ferries sail daily from the Netherlands and Belgium to Hull, which is to the south of North Yorkshire. DFDS Seaways sail from the Netherlands to Newcastle.
East Coast, Grand Central and First Transpennine Express run services from all parts of the country to York, Leeds and Darlington where connections can be made to stations within the area including Filey, Malton, Northallerton, Scarborough and Thirsk.
The area can be easily reached on the national road network. The A1 passes through the western side of the area and is connected to the east and the coast via the A64 at York and the A170 at Thirsk. The A19 runs North to South through the area, parallel to the A1, and passes through York, Thirsk and close to Northallerton.
On the eastern side of the area the newly upgraded A165 follows the coast from Hull to Scarborough, while north of Scarborough the A171 travels up through Whitby, going on to Middlesbrough, and joining up to the motorway network to the North.
You can visit the AA site for travel information: www.theaa.com/traffic-news
Easingwold, Filey, Scarborough, Thirsk, Whitby and York are all stops on National Express coach routes.
Serving the northern part of the National Park, Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Whitby and Scarborough.
- Coastal & Country Coaches
Serving the Whitby area. Services include Whitby to York, bus hire, tours and excursions. Also Whitby to The Moors National Park Centre & Danby.
- East Yorkshire Motor Services
For Scarborough area and for Scarborough to Helmsley.
- Reliance Motor Services
For York area and for York to Easingwold and Thirsk.
- The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Running steam and historic diesel trains from Pickering to Whitby stopping at several stations in the North York Moors National Park.
Telephone: 01751 472 508
- Esk Valley Railway
Stopping at 15 stations between Whitby and Middlesbrough, as well as linking with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont.
Telephone: 01947 601 987