Regular buses from the town are available to York (via Malton), Malton, Thirsk, Helmsley, Whitby, Scarborough and Leeds.
The nearest mainline railway station can be found 8 miles away in Malton, and the historic North Yorkshire Moors heritage steam railway offers a seasonal and scenic route North to Levisham, Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby.
Nearby towns and cities that are easily accessible from Pickering include:
Malton – 8 miles
Helmsley – 13 miles
Scarborough – 18 miles
Whitby – 20 miles
York – 26 miles
Thirsk – 27 miles