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from Edinburgh to Scarborough

You can get from Edinburgh to Scarborough by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Scarborough on 4 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00Edinburgh Waverley3h51 14:51Scarborough
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08:45Edinburgh8h51 17:36Scarborough, Rail Station
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley3h51 13:51Scarborough
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10:45Edinburgh8h48 19:33Scarborough, Rail Station
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12:00Edinburgh Waverley3h51 15:51Scarborough
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Scarborough

distanceDistance159 miles (257 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £29
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 3 h 51 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 3 h 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 159 miles (257 km) by coach or train to Scarborough from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 51 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Scarborough.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to Scarborough
Travel to Scarborough easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Scarborough.
What are my Edinburgh to Scarborough travel options?

You can travel between Edinburgh and Scarborough 2 different ways: coach or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Scarborough the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Scarborough is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £21 compared to other travel options to Scarborough:

A train journey is usually £8 less than a journey to Scarborough by coach, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Scarborough?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Scarborough is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 51 min.

Other travel options to Scarborough from Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Scarborough by coach can take on average 8 h 51 min.

How many miles are between Edinburgh and Scarborough

The distance between Edinburgh and Scarborough is around 159 miles (257 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Scarborough?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Scarborough is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Scarborough as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Scarborough?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Scarborough:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Scarborough, Rail Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Scarborough.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Scarborough?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Scarborough:

  • You can travel by coach between Edinburgh and Scarborough with National Express, and you can find National Express Edinburgh to Scarborough tickets for £29 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Scarborough from Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £21 with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Scarborough.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Scarborough from Edinburgh?
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Scarborough don't make Scarborough their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Leeds, London or York, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Scarborough trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Scarborough to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Edinburgh to Scarborough ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Scarborough, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £29 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £21 one way.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Scarborough tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.