Coastliner bus reveals biggest ever timetable for spring and summer - here are all the details

Coastliner is planning its biggest timetable ever to start from April.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 8:44 am
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 8:46 am

The bus operator has unveiled its two-phase plan to follow the Government’s roadmap to reopen the economy, while anticipating an expected rise in demand for trips to the beautiful Yorkshire Coast in summer 2021.

As shops prepare to reopen and many people look forward to beginning their own return to normal, Coastliner’s parent company Transdev plans to increase services back to pre-pandemic levels as part one of its twin-phase plan to bring back buses better.

In the first phase of Transdev’s plan from Sunday April 11:

Coastliner bus at Scarborough station. Picture: Transdev

- Coastliners will return to its pre-lockdown timetable, with buses every 30 minutes between Leeds Tadcaster, York and Malton, an hourly service on to Scarborough, and regular buses to Flamingo Land, Pickering, Thornton-le-Dale and Whitby.

- The Cityzap Leeds – York express will return on Saturdays and Sundays with hourly buses seven days a week – while other services, including CastleLine to Castle Howard, will continue as now.

Phase two of Transdev’s plan brings more improvements from Sunday May 16:

- The Coastliner service to and from Scarborough will be doubled to run every 30 minutes all the way from Leeds and York to Yorkshire’s biggest seaside resort – the most frequent service ever between West Yorkshire, York and the Coast!

- Coastliner will also serve Flamingo Land, Pickering for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Thornton-le-Dale and Whitby regularly.

- Transdev’s popular CastleLine service linking York and Malton with Castle Howard will also start its summer timetable from the same date, with extra direct buses between York and Castle Howard, including on Sundays.

- The Cityzap York – Leeds express will increase to run every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, combining with Coastliner to provide four buses per hour between the two cities.

Transdev CEO Alex Hornby said: “We’re working hard now to get everything ready for an amazing staycation summer, headlined by our biggest timetable every for Coastliner so everyone can look forward to enjoying Yorkshire’s Most Amazing Day Out.

“We’ve always been proud to say that our buses are clean, safe and ready to go, and we know maintaining the highest standards is vital to making sure everyone who travels can do so confidently. Each of our buses receives an overnight deep clean, using virucidal fog proven to be highly effective, while our teams are ready at our bus stations to hop on board and clean touchpoints throughout the day.

“Our buses play a critical role in supporting the reopening of Yorkshire’s economy, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back to our clean and safe buses as lockdown eases, shops reopen and many of us start to return to normal.”

Transdev’s team is producing printed timetables and updated information at bus stops ahead of the changes, while information on timetables, tickets and more are available online at: and on the Transdev Go app.