Malton is situated some 18 miles from the city of York to the west, and 23 miles from Scarborough on the east coast. It is located to the north of the River Derwent which forms the historic boundary between the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. The town has good transport links and is serviced by fast rail and frequent bus services. Malton’s rail and bus stations are co-located, and the town is a hub for local and long distance travel.
By Car. Malton is bypassed from east or west via the A64 major trunk road, which runs from Leeds and York to Scarborough. Free parking is widely available in many of Malton’s central streets for up to two hours or more, and a large public car park (pay and display) is located off Wentworth Street in the town.
By Rail. Malton Railway Station is serviced by the First TransPennine Express route, with fast trains every hour running from Scarborough on the east coast to York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool in the north west of Britain. Current fastest train times from Malton to London King’s Cross (with one change at York) is approximately 2 hours 33 minutes, while Malton to Leeds can take as little as 51 minutes. Virgin Trains East Coast and Grand Central Railway both operate frequent services from London to York, with fastest non-stop journey times of 1 hour, 52 minutes.
By Bus. Malton’s principal bus service is operated by Coastliner, a division of the TransDev bus group. Buses run from Leeds and York through Malton (every 20 minutes on weekdays) to Pickering/Whitby, Scarborough, and Bridlington on the coast. There are also regular bus services to nearby Castle Howard, and Hovingham and a number of local bus routes operated by Stephensons.