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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

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.

Hotels near Scarborough train 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 LeedsTransPennine Express05:481On time
to SheffieldNorthern06:534Scheduled
to Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express07:071On time
to YorkTransPennine Express07:48On time
to YorkNorthern08:15On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HullNorthern06:464Scheduled
from Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express07:083On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express08:03On time
from HullNorthern08:10On time
from LeedsTransPennine Express08:48On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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