There are 12 ways to get from Belfast to Scarborough by car ferry, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus, train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh to York
  5. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$125 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point) Zap
  4. Take the bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Falsgrave, St John's Road (New Park Road) 843

$65 - $80

10 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough

$96 - $125

Car ferry, train via Edinburgh  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh to York
  5. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$138 - $316

Car ferry, bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station 685
  4. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18 X10 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S X93

$83 - $101

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Scarborough

$90 - $120

Fly Belfast City to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) BHD - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Scarborough

$72 - $220

Fly Belfast City to Manchester, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough

$88 - $238

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to York
  3. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$76 - $238

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Manchester (MAN) BFS - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough

$91 - $212

Fly Belfast City to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Newcastle (NCL) BHD - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to York
  3. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$98 - $384

Fly Belfast City to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to East Midlands (EMA) BHD - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to York
  3. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$104 - $379

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Scarborough, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Scarborough. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Edinburgh, take the train to York, then take the train to Scarborough. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Scarborough via Liverpool Birkenhead, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, Liverpool Central Loop Line, and Liverpool Lime Street in around 12 h 9 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Belfast City to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $160
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to York
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Derby to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to York
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$19 - $29
1st Class
$35 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Leeds to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Manchester Victoria to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from York to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$28 - $40
Train from Derby to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $30
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 to Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Leeds City Centre, Corn Exchange (Corn Exchange Bus Point)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Falsgrave, St John's Road (New Park Road)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$172
Car ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$229

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Scarborough is 359 km.

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Scarborough is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 17 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Scarborough is to fly and train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs £50 - £170.

No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Scarborough. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Falsgrave, St John's Road (New Park Road) via Dublin, Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to get from Belfast to Scarborough, including transfers.