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London Kings Cross to Scarborough by train

It takes an average of 5h 49m to travel from London Kings Cross to Scarborough by train, over a distance of around 190 miles (306 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Scarborough and tickets for this journey start from £30.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 49m
PriceFrom £30.20
Distance190 miles (306 km)
Frequency33 trains per day
First train05:15
Last train23:33
Departure stationLondon Kings Cross
Arrival stationScarborough
Changes1 change
Train operatorsTransPennine Express, Hull Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

London Kings Cross to Scarborough train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Kings Cross to Scarborough for Friday 19th August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:00 london kings cross09:49 scarboroughPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets2h 49m, 1 change
07:06 london kings cross10:38 scarboroughPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Get tickets3h 32m, 1 change
08:30 london kings cross12:12 scarboroughPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Get tickets3h 42m, 1 change
10:30 london kings cross14:12 scarboroughPlat. 3 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Get tickets3h 42m, 1 change
13:00 london kings cross16:12 scarboroughPlat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets3h 12m, 1 change

Travel from London Kings Cross to Scarborough by train in 2 hours 49 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from London Kings Cross to Scarborough by train, look no further!

The average journey time from London Kings Cross to Scarborough by train is 5 hours 49 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 49 minutes. You'll usually find 33 trains per day travelling the 190 miles (306 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Scarborough. You'll be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, TransPennine Express or Hull Trains on your way to Scarborough, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London Kings Cross to Scarborough start from £30.20 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Scarborough, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Kings Cross to Scarborough? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough take?

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Scarborough is 5 hours and 49 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London Kings Cross and Scarborough by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough is 2 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough cost?

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Scarborough can start from as little as £30.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough?

No, there are no direct train services from London Kings Cross to Scarborough. Travelling from London Kings Cross to Scarborough by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough leave?

The first train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough leave?

The last train from London Kings Cross to Scarborough leaves at 23:33. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London Kings Cross and Scarborough by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Scarborough cover a distance of around 190 miles (306 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Scarborough to London Kings Cross.

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Scarborough

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Scarborough start at £30.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London Kings Cross to Scarborough is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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