Scarborough travel guide

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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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Scarborough has to offer.

Where to Eat in Scarborough

If you’re looking for affordable options, Lookout on the Pier (18 West Pier South Bay) and East Coast Kitchen (Eastborough) are great picks.

When to visit Scarborough

Scarborough in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Scarborough in September
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. Newcastle Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from Air France, Aeromexico, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest flight to Scarborough from the United States departs from Seattle and takes around 23h 50m.


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


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


Scarborough’s bus station is located 1.2 km from the city center.

Airports near Scarborough

Airlines serving Scarborough

United Airlines
Good (2,874 reviews)
American Airlines
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Air France
Good (403 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,343 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,445 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,227 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (1,457 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (284 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (315 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (336 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
Good (103 reviews)
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Where to stay in Scarborough

Average rates range from around $80 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $185 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Scarborough

Most booked hotels in Scarborough

The White Lodge Hotel
Excellent (8.7, 464 reviews)
The Royal Oak
Excellent (8, 207 reviews)
Travelodge Scarborough St Nicholas
Excellent (8, 100 reviews)
Rivelyn Hotel
Good (7.7, 1874 reviews)
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Good (7.6, 3049 reviews)
Granby Hotel
Good (7.6, 1040 reviews)
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Renting a car in Scarborough

Renting a car in Scarborough costs $64 per day, on average, or $193 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 61% more expensive than at Darlington Teesside Intl.

Expect to pay $7.34 per gallon in Scarborough (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $88.12 and $117.50. Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Scarborough, while also 17% cheaper than other types, on average.