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Scarborough owes much to the railway. The arrival of the Scarborough to York line in 1845 sparked a population surge; according to local sources, some fifteen thousand spectators witnessed the arrival of the first train. The town subsequently bloomed and as a result of the rail line's success, many of the Scarborough's key monuments lie within a few minutes walk of the station – including The Grand Hotel, the largest hotel in Europe when it opened in 1867.

Scarborough underwent a similar transition in 1626 when spa waters were discovered running down the cliff at South Bay beach. The water's health benefits were recorded in a 1660 book titled the 'Scarborough Spa' and the ensuing tourist hysteria earned Scarborough the moniker 'Britain's first seaside resort.' Previously named Scarborough Central to distinguish it from the since-closed Scarborough Londesborough Road, the station has the longest railway station passenger bench in the world with a whopping length of 139 metres.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorApcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express
Car parking spaces84
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£150.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces26
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 3
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Trains to Scarborough station

Scarborough train station is mainly served by TransPennine Express and Northern trains.

TransPennine Express services run from York to Scarborough in 50m, while Northern trains connect Sheffield to Scarborough in 2h 51m.

Need more information on how to get to Scarborough by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Scarborough.

Scarborough train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Scarborough station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Scarborough railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Scarborough.

Scarborough station has a travel centre, ticket office, automated ticket machines, a Pumpkin Cafe and cycle storage. There are canopies over platforms three to five. The toilets are located at the terminal end of platform three and there is a vending machine on platform five. The station is staffed at all times. A taxi rank can be found outside the sole entrance.

Scarborough train station parking

Scarborough train station has one car park, which is opposite its side entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Scarborough station open?

Scarborough station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Scarborough station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Scarborough station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Scarborough.

Are there toilets at Scarborough station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Scarborough station.

Are dogs allowed at Scarborough station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Scarborough station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Scarborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Scarborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to YorkTransPennine Express13:343On time
to SheffieldNorthern14:004On time
to YorkTransPennine Express14:343On time
to SheffieldNorthern15:004On time
to YorkTransPennine Express15:342On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern13:404On time
from YorkTransPennine Express13:513On time
from SheffieldNorthern14:404On time
from YorkTransPennine Express14:511On time
from SheffieldNorthern15:414On time
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