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 June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whitley Bay in June
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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 32h 45m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Whitley Bay, followed by Lumo. The train journey from Whitley Bay to Manchester takes 2h 20m and costs around $49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $237 for a 2h 47m trip.


Another option to get to Whitley Bay is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 181 km from Whitley Bay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitley Bay, including FlixBus, Megabus and National Express. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Whitley Bay takes 233 km and will cost you around $34. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $42 for a journey of 330 km.

Airlines serving Whitley Bay

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Whitley Bay

Hiring a car in Whitley Bay

Expect to pay $3.21 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 $38.48 and $51.30. The most frequently booked car type in Whitley Bay is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 73% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.