12 August 2010
East Coast, Grand Central, Cross Country and Transpennine Express run services from all parts of the country to York, Leeds and Darlington where connections can be made to stations within North Yorkshire including Malton, Filey, Northallerton, Scarborough and Thirsk.
The Esk Valley railway between Middlesbrough and Whitby and the Wolds Coast Line between Hull and Scarborough also stop at several local stations in the area.
Telephone 08457 484950
Easingwold, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough, Thirsk and Whitby are all stops on National Express coach routes. Local bus services can be picked up at these destinations to continue your journey.
Telephone 08717 818181
The nearest airports are Leeds Bradford, Robin Hood near Doncaster and Sheffield, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle. Train and bus connections can be made from these airports to North Yorkshire. 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 east. DFDS Seaways sail from the Netherlands to Newcastle to the north.
Ryedale and North Yorkshire 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 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.
Ryedale is well served by road and rail. Trains operated by TransPennine Express call at Malton station. This service is able to carry bikes.
If you are bringing your bike by train to Malton, please read the information below for services within the UK.
Please ensure that you have bike space reservations for your outward and return journeys where applicable. Reservations (free) are required on East Coast, Cross Country and Grand Central services, which can generally carry 3 - 5 bikes each. Also fast Transpennine services each have two reservable bike spaces.
Cycle space can be reserved in advance, through East Coast's’s cycling web page when buying tickets. Click here for details. For Grand Central trains, tel 0870 333 4910 for assistance.
Bike space and seat reservations can be made in person at principal stations up to 2-3 months before departure date.
Local services are operated by Northern Trains, and generally carry a maximum of two bikes per train subject to space being available on a first come, first served basis.
On most Cross Country and Grand Central services to York, bikes are stowed on vertical hangers in a lobby area in each train. A cycle symbol is normally displayed by the nearest exterior door. Heavy touring luggage must please be removed so quick release panniers etc will help enormously.
Please help the train operators when departing from Malton, by advising platform staff of your intended service, and seek their advice as to where to position yourself plus bike for efficient boarding.
Vanuit Europa/Von Europa/De l'Europe. Information.
Eurostar. Bike space can be reserved on the same train that you travel on, for a £20 fee. In London, trains arrive at St. Pancras International station. This is directly adjacent to Kings Cross station, where trains depart to York and subsequent change in service to Malton. Click here for more information.
P&O North Sea Ferries. From Rotterdam to Hull. Click here for ferry information.
For other regional airports, see the information above.
Getting Around Ryedale
Hop on the bus for a lot less fuss! Running on Sundays and Bank Holidays between Easter and at the end of October with a more frequent service in the summer months, Moorsbus will take you all over the North York Moors National Park. Use it to access some great walking spots, ruined abbeys, the National Park's visitor centres and picture-postcase villages. Or just sit back and admire the views. All day travel starts from just £5 and children under six travel free.
Telephone 01845 597000
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
NYMR runs steam and historic diesel trains from Pickering to Whitby stopping at several stations in the North York Moors National Park.
Telephone 01751 472508
The Esk Valley Railway stops at 15 stations between Whitby and Middlesbrough, as well as linking with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont.
Telephone 08450 000125
Regular local bus services operate all year round throughout the area.
Telephone 08712 002233
Car hire firms are based in Malton, Northallerton and Scarborough.
For more information on getting around the area by public transport, view our getting around Ryedale and the North York Moors by public transport leaflet.