Getting Around the Yorkshire Coast for £2
With the £2 bus scheme extended until the end of June, hopping on our local bus services to get around is the cheapest and best way to travel at the moment.
We are fortunate on the coast to be well connected with several services from our parks heading to all the places you'll want to visit, such as the bustling resort town of Scarborough, pretty market town Pickering, or historic Whitby.
We’ve put together a quick guide on local buses for each of our parks to make getting around and taking advantage of the scheme as easy as possible while on your holidays with us. You can find links to all of the most up to date timetables too!
Stop by any of our on site receptions for printed timetables and maps of our local public transport network.
Crows Nest has its own bus stop at the bottom of our lane, by the main entrance. On the park side of the road you can catch the EYMS 13 bus to Filey and Bridlington, or the ‘Filey Flyer’ 555 to Filey. The stop opposite the entrance will take you to Scarborough on either of these services. Buses are frequent and come by every 30 minutes.
In Scarborough the buses will drop you at the Railway Station where you can transfer to a number of other buses (or trains) to head further afield. Hop on the 128 to reach the picturesque North York Moors market towns of Pickering and Helmsley, or the X93/X94 for Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. All of these towns and villages are worth a visit, and each have huge amounts of things to offer from family attractions to unique sights.
To get back to Crows Nest:
From Scarborough, get the 13 heading to Bridlington or the 555 heading to Filey from the stop opposite the railway station.
From Bridlington, get the 13 heading to Scarborough from the main bus terminal beside the Promenade Shopping Centre.
From Filey, use the main bus station in the centre of the town. This will be the stop you were dropped off at on the 13 or 555. Both of these buses will be heading to Scarborough.
Local Bus: 12
You can catch the EYMS 12 bus direct from Lebberston Caravan Park’s lane entrance. On the park side of the road the bus will take you to Scarborough, while the opposite side will take you to Filey and Bridlington. The nearest town to us, Filey, offers an award-winning beach and friendly town with plenty of attractions. It also has the nearest train station, with trains going as far as Driffield and Hull.
See the Crows Nest information above for more details on the many places you can reach by bus or train from Scarborough.
To get back to Lebberston:
From Scarborough, get the 12 heading to Bridlington from the stop opposite the railway station.
From Bridlington, get the 12 heading to Scarborough from the main bus terminal beside the Promenade Shopping Centre.
From Filey, use the main bus station in the centre of the town. This will be the stop you were dropped off at if you arrived on the 12. Get on the Scarborough bound bus, not the Bridlington one.
Local Bus: 128 & X28
The EYMS 128 and X28 run from Snainton bus stop, which is the nearest stop to Jasmine Park. This route offers you direct buses to Scarborough and most of the market towns surrounding this area of the North York Moors, including Pickering, Thornton le Dale and Helmsley.
If you want to head further afield, hop on the 128 or X28 to Pickering and switch to the Coastliner for an easy direct journey to Malton, Whitby or York.
From Scarborough, you can head to Filey or Bridlington for a day out by catching the 12 or 13 buses from the railway station (this is the same spot the 128 and X28 drop off at directly out front).
Getting back to Jasmine Park:
From Scarborough, hop back on the 128 or X28 heading to Pickering from the stop directly outside the railway station. Check the timetable signages for the specific stop point as this has been known to change.
From Pickering, again use the 128 or X28 heading Scarborough way at the same station you were dropped off at.
Local Bus: 194
Heading out by bus from Slingby where Robin Hood is based is best pre-planned as the village (being in the beautiful rural Ryedale) is connected only by the 194 bus that runs a handful of times a day.
The 194 bus from Slingsby Village picks up from three spots in the village, the nearest one to the park being on The Balk. This bus will take you directly to Malton where you can transfer onto several other services including the Coastliners 840 and 843 to York, Scarborough, Pickering and Whitby.
Going the opposite way, the 194 goes to Hovingham and directly to the Worsley Arms – a great spot for lunch or dinner.
Getting back to Robin Hood:
Hop back on the 194 to Hovingham from Malton bus station direct to the same stop on The Balk in Slingsby. Be sure to check the timetable beforehand so you don’t miss the last bus back! Keep in mind the bus does not currently run on Sundays either.
Some ‘Good to Know’ Routes
Scarborough offers a local ‘Beachcomber’ open top bus service that runs a hop on hop off route along Scarborough sea front between April and September. The open top double decker buses are a great way to see the sights on the town’s North and South Bays and enjoy the ride too. The service is run by EYMS, who offer a very good bus app with up to date times and accurate bus tracking.
Ryedale Community Transport offers several small local bus routes around the Howardian Hills and Ryedale areas. The routes include Malton, Pickering, Hutton-le-Hole, Rosedale Abbey and many more stops. They also stop in Amotherby not far from Robin Hood Caravan Park, so it’s ideal for reaching the small corners of the local countryside.
If you’re heading between Pickering and Whitby we would highly recommend trying out the North York Moors Railway. It is the only way (aside from hiking) to reach some of the best spots in the national park such as Newtondale Halt.
Heading to Scarborough from afar and haven’t used the buses? During holidays and weekends it can be very difficult to get into the town due to traffic. Whether you are heading in from Pickering, York or Filey way, you will find a Park and Ride facility on your way in (one on Seamer Road and one on Filey Road). The buses can drop you off at several stops with great links to attractions and other services including the Beachcomber mentioned above. We would recommend using the service if you are planning on visiting in peak season to save yourself the hassle of traffic and parking in jam-packed Scarborough.