There are 4 ways to get from Dumfries to Scarborough by train, bus or car

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

Train via Newcastle  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to York
  4. Take the train from York to Scarborough

$62 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 58 min

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

$42 - $57

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitby

$71 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Scarborough 177.3 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Dumfries, Scotland and Scarborough, England?

You can take a train from Dumfries to Scarborough via Carlisle, Newcastle, and York in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dumfries to Scarborough via Carlisle, Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station), Eldon Square Bus Station, Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 18, and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9 in around 7 h 58 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Whitby
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from York to Scarborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Bus operators
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 - $16
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North East
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
$20
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
$20
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
Every 30 minutes
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dumfries and Scarborough is 224 km. The road distance is 284 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Scarborough is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Scarborough is to drive which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £27 - £40.

No, there is no direct train from Dumfries to Scarborough. However, there are services departing from Dumfries and arriving at Scarborough via Carlisle, Newcastle and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Scarborough. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Scotland and arriving at Scarborough, Railway Station Stop S via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station), Eldon Square Bus Station and Middlesbrough, Bus Station Stand 9. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Dumfries to Scarborough, including transfers.