Whitley Bay travel guide

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You're Going to Love Whitley Bay

With a population of 38,055, Whitley Bay is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Whitley Bay has to offer.

Where to Eat in Whitley Bay

If you’re looking for affordable options, Hinnies Restaurant (10 East Parade) and Shampan Indian Restaurant and Cocktail lounge (185 Whitley Road) are great picks.

When to visit Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay in December
Estimated hotel price
$59
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whitley Bay in December
Estimated hotel price
$59
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Whitley Bay

Plane

When flying to Whitley Bay, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 10 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Whitley Bay from the United States departs from Chicago and takes around 11h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Whitley Bay, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Whitley Bay to Manchester takes 2h 33m and costs around $28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $72 for a 2h 50m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Whitley Bay is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 93 miles from Whitley Bay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitley Bay, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Leeds, the bus ride to Whitley Bay takes 120 miles and will cost you around $15. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about $30 for a journey of 180 miles.

Plane

When flying to Whitley Bay, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 10 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Whitley Bay from the United States departs from Chicago and takes around 11h 05m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Whitley Bay, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Whitley Bay to Manchester takes 2h 33m and costs around $28 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $72 for a 2h 50m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Whitley Bay is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 93 miles from Whitley Bay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitley Bay, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Leeds, the bus ride to Whitley Bay takes 120 miles and will cost you around $15. From Edinburgh, the ticket costs about $30 for a journey of 180 miles.

Airlines serving Whitley Bay

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,651 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,569 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (486 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,416 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (855 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (802 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Whitley Bay

Most booked hotels in Whitley Bay

The Clifton
4 stars
Excellent (9, 973 reviews)
$97+
The Old Rectory
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 121 reviews)
$62+
The Little Haven Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, 2041 reviews)
$117+
The Waterford Arms
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 136 reviews)
$93+
Dunes Hotel
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1343 reviews)
$45+
The Pines Guest House
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 156 reviews)
$66+

Renting a car in Whitley Bay

Expect to pay $7.12 per gallon in Whitley Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $85.40 and $113.87. The most frequently booked car type in Whitley Bay is Compact (Opel Astra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 19% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay $7.12 per gallon in Whitley Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $85.40 and $113.87. The most frequently booked car type in Whitley Bay is Compact (Opel Astra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 19% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.