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Situated on the east coast of England, Skegness is a classic holiday destination for the UK. It is home to several visitor attractions, such as an amusement park, aquarium and model village, while the stretches of unspoilt coastline mean there really is something for all ages. Skegness’s train station is situated right in the town centre, so all amenities are easily accessible. There are also plenty of restaurants in the town to satisfy even the biggest appetite built up from a day at the seaside. 

Visiting Skegness

Skegness is served by one train station, so booking tickets from around the country is pretty straightforward. The most direct trains run from Nottingham, with an average journey time of 2h 15m. If you're travelling from London, or from south from Newcastle, you will have to change at Grantham, where the final leg of the journey is around 1h 30m.

Once you arrive in Skegness, you will find a variety of services at the station, such as bicycle storage, toilet facilities and wheelchair accessibility. The ticket office is open from Monday to Saturday, with general information services available all week. 

Public transport in Skegness

Getting around Skegness couldn’t be easier – upon leaving the station, there are bus stands and taxi ranks with transport ready to take you anywhere in the town. The Skegness Seasiders are open-top buses that'll take you between the train station, Butlins, Fantasy Island and Ingoldmells. Buses leave Skegness Interchange at around 6am, with the last bus of the day departing at just after 11pm. 

As Skegness is a relatively small town, getting around by bicycle is easy too. The train station features a covered bike rack with room for up to 10 bikes, so it is simple enough to leave bikes there while exploring the nearby area for shopping or eating. Skegness, with its unspoilt coastline and seaside attractions, is the ideal spot for cycling along the seafront.

Skegness attractions

The majority of Skegness’s attractions are within an easy walking distance of each other. Once you leave the train station, turn right and head towards the beach where you'll find the classic arcades of Harris Amusements and PLR Leisure, as well as a delightful art deco cinema, all situated on Lumley Road. Skegness Clock Tower, Skegness Aquarium and Skegness Model Village are all within a stone’s throw of each other, situated next to the Boating Lake, which is perfect for a leisurely sail in the sun. All of these attractions are within a 10-minute walk from the train station.

A 6-minute walk further up the North Parade gets you to the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, a wonderful experience for all the family. From there, you can catch a Skegness Seasider open-top bus up past Butlins to Fantasy Island amusement park, which offers roller coasters and more gentle rides to suit all ages. The bus journey from the Seal Sanctuary to Fantasy Island will take about 15 minutes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Skegness?

The main train station in Skegness is Skegness railway station. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Skegness railway station.

Which train companies run trains to Skegness?

The primary operator of trains to Skegness is East Midlands Railway.

How do I find cheap tickets to Skegness?

It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Skegness. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.

Are trains to Skegness running?

There are frequent daily services to Skegness, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Skegness.

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