It takes an average of 6h 46m to travel from London to Scunthorpe by train, over a distance of around 145 miles (234 km). There are normally 46 trains per day travelling from London to Scunthorpe and tickets for this journey start from £21 when you book in advance.
From 2h 6m
145 miles (234 km)
46 trains per day
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The train from London to Scunthorpe usually takes 6 hours 46 minutes on average to travel 145 miles (234 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 6 minutes. You can expect to find 46 trains per day running on this popular route. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Scunthorpe, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway or Thameslink, as these are the main train operators on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from London to Scunthorpe if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £21.00. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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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 to Scunthorpe is right for you.
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.
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