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Bus

Bus 128 (www.eyms.co.uk) travels along the A170 from Helmsley to Scarborough via Pickering, while Arriva (www.arrivabus.co.uk) buses 93 and X93 come from Middlesborough and Whitby via Robin Hood's Bay. Coastliner (www.coastliner.co.uk) bus 843 runs to Scarborough from Leeds and York.

Helmsley £8, 1¾ hours, hourly Monday to Saturday, at least four daily on Sunday

Leeds £12, 2¾ hours, hourly

Whitby £6.20, one hour, once or twice hourly

York £12, 1¾ hours, hourly

Train

Book in advance for cheaper tickets to York and Leeds.

Hull £16, 1½ hours, nine daily Monday to Saturday, six on Sunday

Leeds £29.80, 1¼ hours, hourly

Malton £8.90, 25 minutes, hourly

York £17.30, 45 minutes, hourly