It's easy to reach Skegness by train or travel by train to elsewhere in the UK. There are regular services to Skegness, or 'Skeggy', as it's affectionately known, from Nottingham. It takes just over two hours to travel from Nottingham to Skegness, with services run by East Midlands Railway. The station is excellently placed to reach the beach, just a 15-minute walk away. Simply head east along Lumley Road and you'll see the Clocktower and Esplanade. From there, you can pootle down to the beachfront.
The home of Butlins holiday resort since 1936, Skegness is a holidaymaker's paradise. The enticing Blue Flag beaches of England's east coast are the first thing you'll see as the train pulls into the station, a station that changed the town's fortunes when it was built in 1875. Before the rail's arrival, Skegness was primarily a fishing village, but when Great Northern Railways announced the line, there were high hopes for the potential seaside resort. In 1908 the company commissioned the now-famous poster with the words 'Skegness Is So Bracing' alongside a picture of the Jolly Fisherman. The town never looked back, as is evident by the town's mascot in the station's entrance, jovially welcoming passengers into the town.
The Blackpool of the East Coast has more to offer than beaches, however. The floral gardens provide refuge from the winds of the North Sea, as do the penguins and seals at Skegness Natureland, all within walking distance of the rail station.
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Skegness beach is only a 16-minute walk from the station. Walk east on Wainfleet Road towards Richmond Drive, then turn right onto Lumley Road. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Grand Parade, then turn right onto Scarbrough Esplanade and turn right again onto Promenade.
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Skegness railway station has good links to local public transport, with a taxi rank and the town's bus station close by. The concourse has a disabled toilet, a newsagent, a ticket office and an automated ticket machine. There are six platforms, but platforms 2 and 7 are now closed, and only two platforms, 3 and 4, are in regular use.
Skegness train station doesn't have its own car park. If you're getting to the station by car and you need to leave it before taking the train, you can use one of the car parks nearby, such as the one in Richmond Drive, which is only a few minutes away.
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Skegness 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.
Trains arrive into and depart from Skegness 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 Skegness.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Skegness station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Skegness station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
It's easy to get to the beach from Skegness train station – you'll just need to walk for about 16 minutes.