Cheap Train Tickets to Skegness

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Cheap Trains to Skegness

Skegness is a seaside town with a beach located in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England. A seaside resort, Skegness was named the fourth most popular holiday destination in England by VisitEngland.

Skegness is 37 miles from Lincoln and 80 miles from Nottingham. The city of Derby can be reached in under 3 hours from Skegness.

On this page, we will provide useful tips to use when finding cheaper train tickets to Skegness.

Tip 1 Find cheaper fares by getting your train ticket in advance
To get the cheapest train tickets to Skegness, don't wait until the day of departure but instead book an advance ticket up to 12 weeks before your journey when they are released by the Train Operating Companies. Lower-priced Advance Tickets for trains to Skegness can often sell out; we recommend searching for your journey in advance, as early as possible. If you can't book your ticket until the last minute, you can sometimes buy Advance Fares until an hour before departure.
Tip 2 Use a site that doesn't charge a booking fee
Split My Fare doesn't charge any credit card or booking fees; we only deduct 15% of any savings made if you successfully split your ticket. If we don't find you a split ticker for your journey, you won't be charged any fee. Most other retailers charge fees when you book, Trainline charges a fee on every ticket you book.

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Tip 3 Book together when travelling as a group
Groupsave discount is available for 3 to 9 people during off-peak times if they book and travel together. This is a great way to get cheap train tickets to York with a saving of 1/3 available. The discount is applied automatically; it is worth collecting e-Tickets to avoid multiple paper tickets.
Tip 4 Travel on slower trains.
If you prefer a more scenic journey, booking a slower or less direct train can often save you money. We show you slower trains automatically if they are cheaper; if you prefer only to see the fastest routes, you can select to do so.
Tip 5 Use a Railcard if you regularly take the train
Even if you only travel by train a few times a year, using a Railcard can save you money. Many Railcards are available, and most save you 1/3 off your journey. Railcards also get you free entry to attractions and retail discounts.

The Two Together Railcard costs £30 a year and is perfect for couples travelling together. If travelling as a family, the Family and Friends Railcard gives 60% off for children and 1/3 off adult fares for up to four adults and four children. Ticket discounts are also available for disabled passengers with the Disabled Persons Railcard, which costs £30 per year and gives 1/3 off most tickets.

For those aged over 60, the senior railcard also offers 1/3 off tickets, you can buy a 3-year card for £70. Other railcards include the Network Railcard, 16-25 Railcard and 26-30 Railcard. Find more information on the Railcard website, cards are available to buy at any National Rail ticket office.

Visiting Skegness

Public Transport

To get to Skegness by train, take the Poacher Line operated by East Midlands Railway. Trains on the Poacher Line run from Nottingham Station and pass through Grantham Station on the way to Skegness. The service from Nottingham runs every hour on weekdays and Saturdays.


There are many attractions worth visiting in Skegness. Skegness Beach is often the first port of call and is a very popular destination, especially in Summer. If you are a fan of Seals, then Natureland Seal Sanctuary is well worth a visit. Hardys Animal Farm is a great place to take kids with many farm animals and tractor rides.

Frequently Asked Questions

What train line runs to Skegness?

The hourly Poacher Line from Nottingham runs to Skegness, with trains passing through Grantham and Boston en route.

What is the main train station in Skegness?

Skegness Station is the only train station in the town of Skegness and was opened in 1873.

Which train companies offer trains to Skegness?

East Midlands Railway run trains to Skegness on the Poacher Line from Nottingham Station.

How do I find the cheapest tickets to Skegness?

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