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.

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 February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whitley Bay in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Whitley Bay


When flying to Whitley Bay, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 15 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Whitley Bay from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 1h 10m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Whitley Bay, followed by LNER. The train journey from Whitley Bay to Manchester takes 2h 18m and costs around €25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about €123 for a 2h 46m trip.


Another option to get to Whitley Bay is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 149 km from Whitley Bay. You’ll find branches of INTERRENT and Easirent, among others, in Edinburgh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitley Bay, including Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Whitley Bay takes 249 km and will cost you around €22. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about €22 for a journey of 362 km.

Airlines serving Whitley Bay

United Airlines
Good (2,851 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,389 reviews)
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Air France
Good (399 reviews)
Excellent (3,049 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,334 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,428 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,214 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (1,441 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (282 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (314 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (328 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
Good (100 reviews)
Good (700 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (776 reviews)
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Where to stay in Whitley Bay

Average rates range from around €123 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €229 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Whitley Bay

Most booked hotels in Whitley Bay

York House Hotel
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
The Chedburgh
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Hotel 52, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Good (7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Whitley Bay

Expect to pay €1.85 per litre in Whitley Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €22.09 and €29.45. The most frequently booked car type in Whitley Bay is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 49% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.