Scarborough travel guide

Scarborough Tourism | Scarborough Guide

You're Going to Love Scarborough

With a population of 38,909, Scarborough is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Scarborough to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Scarborough

If you’re looking for affordable options, ASK Italian Scarborough (North Wharf South Bay Sandside) and The Scarborough Arms (1 North Terrace) are great picks.

When to visit Scarborough

Scarborough in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Scarborough in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Scarborough


Although Scarborough doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 94 km from Scarborough.


Located 0.0 km from the city centre, Scarborough is the busiest station in Scarborough. Another popular train station is Scarborough Seamer, Nyork, located 4 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Scarborough is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 310 km from Scarborough. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Scarborough, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Scarborough takes 563 km and will cost you around $51. From Southampton, the ticket costs about $57 for a journey of 1051 km. Scarborough’s bus station is located 1.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Scarborough

Airlines serving Scarborough

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British Airways
Good (3,455 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,060 reviews)
Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,266 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,210 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (406 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,030 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (759 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (732 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (601 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Scarborough

Average rates range from around $146 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $257 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Scarborough

Most booked hotels in Scarborough

Rivelyn Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
The Royal Hotel
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
Okay (5.2, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Scarborough

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Scarborough (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.66 and $51.54.