Explore the North York Moors
for less by bus!

Your next adventure awaits – discover tranquil becks, starry skies and thousands of miles of public bridleways, footpaths, country lanes and forest tracks.

Explore them for less thanks to the £2 bus fare scheme! Until 31 December 2024 a single bus journey will cost no more than £2 on selected services.

Discover which bus services are included in the scheme here in the North York Moors:

X93/X94 Middlesbrough to Scarborough

Stops include Scaling Dam Reservoir, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay

Two people carrying surfboards walk along a sandy beach with other beachgoers and paddle boarders in the water, with cliffs visible in the background. Credit Dependable Productions.

Paddleboard by lake or sea, take in a coastal horizon, listen to a folk musician against a backdrop of waves — access to our Jurassic coastline and a fantastic range of experiences is now more affordable thanks to the £2 fare scheme.

If you’re heading from Scarborough, take in the rolling moorlands and woodlands on a one-hour trip to the atmospheric town of Whitby.

View the timetable and stops for the X93 and X94

X4/X4A Middlesbrough to Whitby

Stops include Saltburn, Staithes, Runswick Bay

People enjoying a sunny day on a sandy beach with a backdrop of picturesque houses on a hill. Some individuals are sitting within a blue windbreak, while others are playing catch on the beach. Credit Dependable Productions.

Set out on a marine wildlife safari, discover towering headlands, walk across Yorkshire’s last remaining pier — explore the north-eastern periphery of the National Park with its delightful range of coastal settlements and sandy beaches.

A delightful one-hour trip from Saltburn to Whitby is a perfect opportunity to soak up a coastal horizon, passing by old fishing villages brimming with character and historical quirks.

View the timetable and stops for the X4 and X4A

840 Coastliner Leeds to Whitby

Stops include Thornton le Dale, Hole of Horcum, Goathland

Aerial view of a vibrant landscape featuring alternating patches of lush green fields and vivid purple heather blooms, with a narrow path winding through the terrain. Credit Paul Kent.

Famously named Britain's Most Scenic Bus Route in a national poll, this iconic route takes you through the heart of the North York Moors.

Head up to the top deck for dramatic scenic views of far-reaching heather moorland as you make your way to the historical coastal town of Whitby, with its famous abbey ruins.

View the timetable and stops for the 840 Coastliner

128 — Scarborough to Helmsley

Stops include Thornton le Dale, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside

Two people, one using a wheelchair and the other walking, heading along a pathway under a flower-laden arch, with a historic castle in the background on a sunny day. Credit Visit Britain/Peter Kindersley.

A fantastic way to explore the southern fringes of the National Park with historic market towns and villages. Castle remains, a tranquil walled garden and the start of the Cleveland Way National Trail are just some of the great experiences to be had.

In a one-hour journey you can go from surfing the waves in Scarborough to exploring the tucked-away alleys of Pickering, one of the area’s oldest towns.

View the timetable and stops for the 128

31X – York to Kirkbymoorside

Stops include Coxwold, Ampleforth, Helmsley

A person stands beside a rustic display of vibrant flowers and plants set up on wooden crates in a quaint stone-walled village street. A sign reading "GARDEN OPEN" is prominently displayed next to the flower arrangements. In the background, the scene is complemented by historical buildings with visible signage, lush climbing roses, and outdoor furniture, creating a peaceful and charming atmosphere. Credit Dependable Productions.

Buildings of honey-coloured stone, local delicatessens, the Howardian Hills National Landscape — go from the hustle and bustle of York to the spectacular parklands of Duncombe Park in Helmsley in an hour and 15 minutes.

View the timetable and stops for the 31X


Discover wooded dales, abbey ruins and so much more with the Moorsbus seasonal bus service. As well as the £2 cap on all adult single fares, a single fare for ages 5-17 is only £1 and £2.50 for their all-day Young Person's Moors Rover. View the timetables for the Moorsbus service.

Moors bus network map

Moorsbus map keyTwo people walking among the ruins of an old abbey. Credit VisitBritain / Gary-Walsh.

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