Planning a sunny day out or weekend away in Scarborough this summer and want to travel by train? Look no further.
The train from York to Scarborough usually takes 51 minutes, but can take just 48 minutes on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with TransPennine Express and their trains offer comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi.
If you’re heading for a relaxing day at Scarborough Seafront, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book trains to Scarborough and search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you use a Railcard or travel during Off-Peak times.
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The average journey time by train between York and Scarborough is 51 minutes, with around 20 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.
The fastest journey time by train from York to Scarborough is 49 minutes.
Train ticket prices from York to Scarborough can start from as little as £9.10 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from York to Scarborough without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from York to Scarborough each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from York to Scarborough leaves at 05:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from York to Scarborough leaves at 23:01. 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.
Trains travelling from York to Scarborough cover a distance of around 36 miles (57 km) during the journey.
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 York to Scarborough 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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.