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, Clark's Restaurant, Scarborough, UK (40 Queen Street) and Lookout on the Pier (18 West Pier South Bay) are great picks.

When to visit Scarborough

Scarborough in March
Estimated hotel price
$63
1 night at 3-star hotel
Scarborough in March
Estimated hotel price
$63
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Scarborough

Plane

Although Scarborough doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 58 miles from Scarborough. The shortest flight to Scarborough from the United States departs from Denver and takes around 18h 18m.

Train

Located 0.0 miles from the city center, Scarborough is the busiest station in Scarborough. Another popular train station is Scarborough Seamer, Nyork, located 3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Scarborough is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 192 miles from Scarborough. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Scarborough’s bus station is located 0.8 miles from the city center.

Plane

Although Scarborough doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 58 miles from Scarborough. The shortest flight to Scarborough from the United States departs from Denver and takes around 18h 18m.

Train

Located 0.0 miles from the city center, Scarborough is the busiest station in Scarborough. Another popular train station is Scarborough Seamer, Nyork, located 3 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Scarborough is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 192 miles from Scarborough. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Scarborough’s bus station is located 0.8 miles from the city center.

Airports near Scarborough

Airlines serving Scarborough

Lufthansa
Good (4,703 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,678 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,550 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,230 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,612 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,980 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,404 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,073 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (686 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,179 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
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Where to stay in Scarborough

Average rates range from around $138 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $161 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Scarborough

Most booked hotels in Scarborough

The Southgate B&B
3 stars
Excellent (9.7, 304 reviews)
$128+
The White Lodge Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 508 reviews)
$233+
Granby Hotel
2 stars
Good (7.7, 1619 reviews)
$50+
Travelodge Scarborough St Nicholas
3 stars
Good (7.8, 61 reviews)
$69+
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
4 stars
Good (7.6, 4507 reviews)
$109+
All Seasons Guest House
5 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$227+

Renting a car in Scarborough

Renting a car in Scarborough costs $69 per day, on average, or $206 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $7.04 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 $84.49 and $112.65. The most frequently booked car type in Scarborough is Compact (Ford Focus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Qashqai or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Scarborough costs $69 per day, on average, or $206 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $7.04 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 $84.49 and $112.65. The most frequently booked car type in Scarborough is Compact (Ford Focus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Qashqai or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.