Sunday, 21 August 2016

X93: Middlesbough - Scarborough


Arriva Max X93 provides a joyful coastal romp from Yorkshire's premier seaside resort via Dracula's haunt to the former heart of the world's iron industry. It runs at least hourly for most of the day with additional buses running in the summer season. It's operated by the German state in the form of Arriva.


The full timetable can be found on the following websites:



The cheapest day ticket that is valid throughout the route is the Arriva North East DaySaver at £7.80 for an adult. It's valid on all Arriva buses throughout the North East.


If you need to use another operator's buses to connect with the X93 from elsewhere in the North East, then you need a North East Explorer ticket at £9.70 for an adult, which is also valid throughout route X93. It can be used on the buses of several operators (including Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East) plus on the Tyne & Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry.


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Here's the route, stop-by-stop. Logos are hyperlinks so click through and see where the X93 can take you!


Middlesbrough, Bus Station

The X93 starts from Stand 9 at the Bus Station:


Click here for a guide to which bus stops where in central Middlesbrough, but bear in mind that the X93 only stops at the Bus Station.













Map of all Arriva routes in Middlesbrough. See more Arriva North East network maps here.



For local journeys, the Arriva Teesside Day Saver, at £4.40 for an adult, is valid on the X93 between here and Ormesby Crossroads. It is valid on all Arriva buses in Middlesbrough and Stockton.

The Arriva Teesside & East Cleveland Day Saver, at £5.80 for an adult, is valid on the X93 as far as Scaling Dam/Bunch of Grapes. It's valid on all Arriva buses across Stockton, Middlesbrough and East Cleveland. If you're travelling from or to Darlington, then the Arriva Tees Valley Day Saver at £7 has the same validity on the X93.

If you're travelling beyond Scaling Dam, then use an Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 for an adult. It's valid the full length of route X93 and is also valid on all Arriva buses across the North East.


If you're connecting from or to buses operated by Stagecoach and/or Go North East, then the multi-operator North East Explorer, at £9.70 for an adult, is for you. It's valid the full length of route X93, plus on all Arriva, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the North East, the Tyne & Wear Metro and Shields Ferries giving unlimited travel from Scarborough to the Scottish border.


Middlesbrough Plusbus, bought with train tickets to/from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Thornaby or Eaglescliffe, is valid on the X93 from here as far as Cargo Fleet/Ormesby Crossroads.


Major connecting bus routes from Middlesbrough Bus Station:




Brambles Farm, Brambles Farm Hotel

Buses to Scarborough stop here on A171 Cargo Fleet Lane, just south of the junction with A1085 Longlands Road. Lidl is in the distance on the left:

Buses to Middlesbrough stop here also on A171 Cargo Fleet Lane, over the road and a bit further south, near the parade of shops:




Cargo Fleet, Crossroads

Buses to Scarborough stop on the left and buses to Middlesbrough stop on the right on A171 Cargo Fleet Lane. The crossroads after which the stop is named, with B1380 Normanby Road and High Street, is in the distance.
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough


The Arriva Teesside Day Saver at £4.40 is only valid on the X93 between here and central Middlesbrough. It is not valid any further east.


The Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 is valid the full length of the X93 route and on all Arriva buses in the North East.


If you're connecting from or to buses operated by Stagecoach and/or Go North East, then the multi-operator North East Explorer, at £9.70 for an adult, is for you. It's valid the full length of route X93, plus on all Arriva, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the North East, the Tyne & Wear Metro and Shields Ferries giving unlimited travel from Scarborough to the Scottish border.


Middlesbrough Plusbus, bought with train tickets to/from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Thornaby or Eaglescliffe, is valid on the X93 from the town centre as far as here, but no further.




Guisborough, Stokesley Road End

Guisborough, Market Place

Buses to Scarborough use stop C on the left outside Boots and buses to Middlesbrough use stop A on the right (where the white bus is) outside Dorothy Perkins on Westgate:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough

See maps of all bus routes in Guisborough and East Cleveland here.












Map of all Arriva routes in Guisborough. See more Arriva North East network maps here.


Change here for:




Charltons, Fox and Hounds


Buses to Scarborough use this stop on A171 Fancy Bank. The Fox & Hounds inn is up the lane on the left. You can just make out the stop for buses going the other way in the background:


Buses to Middlesbrough stop here on A171 Fancy Bank, just before the junction with the lane to the pub:






Lockwood Beck, Stanghow Road End
Lockwood Beck, Castleton Road End

Moorsholm, Freebrough Hill

Buses to Scarborough stop on the right, buses to Middlesbrough on the left on the A171. The hill itself is on the left behind the trees:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough




Jolly Sailors


Buses to Scarborough stop on the left and buses to Middlesbrough stop on the right at these unmarked stops on the A171 right by the turning for the Jolly Sailor Inn:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



A171 Liverton Rd End, Moor Gate
A171 Liverton Rd End, Stonebridge

Scaling Dam/Bunch of Grapes


Buses to Scarborough stop on the left and buses to Middlesbrough stop on the right at these unmarked stops on the A171 just outside the Bunch of Grapes pub (avoid!), near Scaling Dam Reservoir, which can be seen on the right of this picture:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough




Valid between here and central Middlebrough are the Arriva Teesside & East Cleveland Day Saver at £5.80 and the Arriva Tees Valley Day Saver at £7. They are not valid east of this stop.

To continue east of here, the Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 is valid the full length of the X93 route and on all Arriva buses in the North East.


The multi-operator North East Explorer, at £9.70 for an adult, is valid the full length of route X93, plus on all Arriva, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the North East, the Tyne & Wear Metro and Shields Ferries giving unlimited travel from Scarborough to the Scottish border.

***Redcar & Cleveland/North Yorkshire border***

Roxby, Roxby Lane End
Ugthorpe, Ugthorpe Lane End
Stonegate, Egton Lane End

Aislaby, Bus Shelter/Glebe Farm

Buses to Scarborough stop at the bus shelter which doubles as public toilets on the left, while buses to Middlesbrough stop on the right at Glebe Farm on Main Road:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



High Stakesby, Mayfield Road/Mayfield Place




The Arriva Whitby Day Saver at £2 for an adult is valid on the X93 from this stop, through the centre of Whitby, as far as Eskdale School. It's valid on all Arriva buses in their Whitby Town zone.


To continue west of here, the Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 is valid the full length of the X93 route and on all Arriva buses in the North East.



The multi-operator North East Explorer, at £9.70 for an adult, is valid the full length of route X93, plus on all Arriva, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the North East, the Tyne & Wear Metro and Shields Ferries giving unlimited travel from Scarborough to the Scottish border.


High Stakesby, Community College/Prospect Hill
Whitby, Prospect Hill

Whitby, Arundel Place/Pannett Park


Buses heading into Whitby from both directions stop here on A174 Prospect Hill at the junction with Arundel Place:


Buses heading out of Whitby in both directions stop on the other side of the roundabout, here on Bagdale opposite Pannett Park:



Whitby, Bus Station

Buses to Scarborough use Stand 2 and buses to Middlesbrough use Stand 1 at the Bus Station:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough









Map of all Arriva routes in Whitby. See more Arriva North East network maps here.


Change here for:




Whitby, Pannett Park/Arundel Place
Whitby, Prospect Hill
Whitby, Helredale Road
Whitby, Cemetery
Stainsacre, Eskdale School (Southbound only)



The Arriva Whitby Day Saver at £2 for an adult is valid on the X93 from this stop, through Whitby as far as Mayfield Road/Mayfield Place. It can be used on all Arriva buses in their Whitby Town zone. It is not valid east of this stop.


To continue east of here, the Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 is valid the full length of the X93 route and on all Arriva buses in the North East.




The multi-operator North East Explorer, at £9.70 for an adult, is valid the full length of route X93, plus on all Arriva, Go North East and Stagecoach buses in the North East, the Tyne & Wear Metro and Shields Ferries giving unlimited travel from Scarborough to the Scottish border.


Hawsker, Station House

High Hawsker, Swan Farm

Buses to Scarborough stop on the left and buses to Middlesbrough stop on the right on B1447 Whitby Road. The pub is in the distance on the right:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough


High Hawsker, Hawsker Bottoms
High Hawsker, Bottom House Gate

Robin Hood's Bay, Hooks House


Buses to Scarborough stop on the left and buses to Middlesbrough on the right on B1447 Raw Pasture Bank. The church is behind the camera, just out of view round a bend:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



Robin Hood's Bay, Barriebarn

Robin Hood's Bay, Thorpe Lane

Buses to Scarborough stop on the right, buses to Middlesbrough at the shelter on the left, on Thorpe Lane. The way to the older, lower part of the village is in the distance on the right:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough





The X93's route around Robin Hood's Bay. See more Arriva North East network maps here.


Robin Hood's Bay, St Stephens Church

Fylingthorpe, The Fylingdales/CE Primary School

Buses to Scarborough stop on the left and buses to Middlesbrough stop at the brick shelter on the right, near the Fylingdales Inn on Thorpe Lane:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough


Fylingthorpe, Fylingthorpe Village Centre
Raw, Fylingthorpe Road End

Fylingdales, The Flask Inn & Caravan Park

Buses to Scarborough stop on the right, buses to Middlesbrough on the left on the A171. The pub can be seen just behind the stops on the left hand side of the road:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough


Staintondale, The Falcon

Buses to Scarborough stop on the left, buses to Middlesbrough on the right at these unmarked stops on the A171 by the turning for The Falcon Inn:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough




Scarborough Plusbus tickets, bought with rail tickets to/from Scarborough are valid on the X93 between Scarborough Station and this stop, but no further North.


To travel North of this stop, use an Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 for an adult. It's valid the full length of route X93 and on all Arriva buses in the North East.


If you need to use another operator's buses to connect with the X93 in Middlesbrough, then you need a North East Explorer ticket at £9.70 for an adult, which is also valid throughout route X93. It can be used on the buses of several operators (including Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East) plus on the Tyne & Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry.


Gowland, Gowland Lane End

Cloughton, Lockwood Chase/Red Lion

Buses to Scarborough stop on the left opposite the bus flag pole, buses to Middlesbrough on the right at the marked bus stop on A171 High Street:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



  • Extra buses between here and central Scarborough are provided by EYMS route 15, which follows the same route as the X93. Please note that it does not accept Arriva tickets, nor the North East Explorer, but Scarborough Plusbus tickets are valid.


Cloughton, Playing Fields/Sunday School

Cloughton, Station Lane


Buses to Scarborough stop on the right and buses to Middlesbrough stop on the left at the unmarked stop by the lamppost with the speed limit sign on A171 Mill Lane:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



Burniston, Tidds Corner
Burniston, Methodist Chapel

Burniston, Three Jolly Sailors PH

Buses to Scarborough stop at the brick shelter on the left, buses to Midlesbrough stop opposite the shelter at an unmarked stop on A171 High Street:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



Burniston, Burniston Gardens/Scalby Road
Burniston, Swarthlands Lane
Scalby, Holmefield

Scalby, Barmoor Lane


Buses to Scarborough stop on the right opposite the junction with Barmoor Lane itself, buses to Middlesbrough stop on the left on A171 Scalby Road. The fitness centre is in the distance on the right:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



Scalby, Scalby Road/Jubilee Terrace

Scalby, Council Offices


Buses to Scarborough stop on the left, buses to Middlesbrough stop in the distance on the right on A171 Scalby Road:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough






Newby, Danes Dyke/The Rosette

Buses to Scarborough stop on the left, buses to Middlesbrough on the right on A171 Scalby Road:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough


Newby, Proudfoot Foodstore/Keld Close


Buses to Scarborough stop on the right next to the Proudfoot supermarket, while buses to Middlesbrough stop in the distance on the left, opposite Keld Close on A171 Scalby Road:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough



  • Extra buses between here and central Scarborough are provided by EYMS routes 13, 14 & 15, which generally follow the same route as the X93. Please note that they do not accept Arriva tickets, nor the North East Explorer, but Scarborough Plusbus tickets are valid.

Newby, Greenstead Road/Fieldstead Crescent
Barrowcliffe, Wreyfield Drive
Barrowcliffe, Yorkshire Coast College
Throxenby, Hospital
Barrowcliffe, Woodland Ravine/Peasholme Beck
Falsgrave, Malvern Crescent/Swanzdale Vets
Falsgrave, Harley Close
Falsgrave, St John's Road/Falsgrave Road

Buses to Middlesbrough stop on the right, next to the greengrocer's. Buses arriving in Scarborough drop you off on the left, next to Spar on A64 Falsgrave Road:
Departures towards: Scarborough, Middlesbrough


Scarborough, Railway Station

The X93 starts from Stop S, which is the middle of the three stops directly outside the railway station on A64 Westborough:


















The Arriva North East Day Saver at £7.80 for an adult is valid the full length of route X93 and on all Arriva buses in the North East.


If you need to use another operator's buses to connect with the X93 in Middlesbrough, then you need a North East Explorer ticket at £9.70 for an adult, which is also valid throughout route X93. It can be used on the buses of several operators (including Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East) plus on the Tyne & Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry.


Scarborough Plusbus tickets, bought with rail tickets to/from Scarborough are valid on the X93 between Scarborough Station and Staintondale, The Falcon, but no further North than that.


Major bus connections from Scarborough:






All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.