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Are you looking to enjoy some time at the beach or a walk along Scarborough’s stunning coastline? You can browse and secure cheap train tickets to Scarborough with TransPennine Express.
Hourly TransPennine Express services run direct trains to Scarborough from York, Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Buses leave from outside and near the station, you can get unlimited bus travel when you buy a PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for £2.70 (£1.80 with a Railcard). There’s also a taxi rank at the station entrance.
This historic seaside town, renowned for its striking mix of Georgian and Victorian architecture, is one of the UK’s top tourist destinations. And it’s easy to see why, fantastic shopping, white-sand beaches, breathtaking countryside.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, a surfing holiday or some quality family time, Scarborough suits all tastes.
The length of your journey to Scarborough will depend on where you’re travelling from. On many of our routes, a train to Scarborough will require you to change at York which can add a little time to your journey. A train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough will take just under 3 hours including a change at York, whilst the trip from Liverpool Lime Street has a total journey time of around 3 hours. Newcastle to Scarborough can be done in just over 2 hours, whilst York to Scarborough takes 50 minutes.
You can get cheap train tickets to Scarborough by booking your tickets in advance. Booking directly with us will also ensure you don’t have to pay a booking fee. A 16-25 Railcard will secure you 1/3 off train tickets and up to 50% off advance purchase tickets. You can also enjoy savings of up to 1/3 with a Two Together Railcard or a Friends & Family Railcard. A season ticket will help save you money on regular travel too.
Yes, you’ll find a 24-hour car park at Scarborough station with space for 84 cars to park. A daily ticket will set you back £4.20 and a weekly ticket is £19.50. There is also space to store your bike at Scarborough train station.
Trains run in and out of Scarborough train station every day of the week. For popular services, including Scarborough to York, there are trains running every hour on weekdays.
Make sure you check our timetables for accurate train times in and out of Scarborough on your chosen day of travel.
Anyone visiting Scarborough shouldn’t miss the Old Town. A higgledy piggledy collection of streets full of shops, it’s a delightful slice of British seaside life. Don't forget to pack your cossie and make a trip to the brand new Alpamare waterpark. Here you’ll find a gigantic indoor wave pool, a splash play area for kids, and 4 of the UK’s longest and fastest waterslides. Home to Yorkshire’s only seal hospital, the SEA LIFE Scarborough is a fantastic family attraction.
You know you’re on your holidays when you have an ice cream on the seafront. For a choice of 28 delicious flavours, visit super cool Chill at Planet Ice Cream. For speciality coffee, loose leaf tea, lunch and a little something sweet head to independent coffee shop, Greensmith & Thackwray. Finally, Lanterna Ristorante is a Yorkshire institution. For almost 40 years, this Italian eatery has drawn praise for its exceptional cuisine from locals and food critics alike.
Your Scarborough shopping trip should start at Bar Street. It's a pretty cobbled lane full of independent shops and cafés. Buy a few keepsakes, then stop and put your feet up with a cup of Yorkshire tea. At the Brunswick Shopping Centre, you’ll find over 20 high street stores where you’ll be able to treat yourself and even stop for a coffee. For a taste of traditional Scarborough, a visit to the newly refurbished Scarborough Market Hall is a must.
For more ideas on what to do in Scarborough, visit Discover Yorkshire Coast.
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