How do I organise transport to and from hospital?

If your reason for going to hospital is not an emergency, you'll normally be expected to make your own way there.  However, some people are eligible for non-emergency patient transport services (PTS).  In this area the service is provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  To find out if you are eligible and to find out more, visit the Patient Transport Service website.

You may be able to claim a refund for the cost of your transport to hospital through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).  Visit Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) for more information on who is eligible, what the conditions are and how you can access the scheme.

For more information on all of the above visit the 'How do I organise transport to and from hospital?' page.

Car parking

There is a large visitor car park at Scarborough Hospital, which is located on the left as you arrive onto the hospital site.

Ticketless Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology is in operation, which makes it simpler and quicker to enter and exit our car parks.  Cameras will read your vehicle’s number plate on arrival and on exit.

Payment can be made at the pay machines located near the car park when you are leaving.

Payment can be made by cash, card, apple pay, android pay or by downloading the Trust parking App.  You will need to input your vehicle registration details at the time of payment.

Standard visitor parking tariffs are clearly displayed within the visitor parking area.  The current tariffs are:

Up to an hour


Up to 2 hours


Up to 3 hours


Up to 4 hours


All day


Visitors are required to pay for parking between 8.00am and 8.00pm.

There is a drop-off zone outside the North Entrance, accessed via Scalby Road, and a car park containing disabled and a small number of general spaces.

We offer several concessions to visitors and patients who attend the hospital regularly or for long periods of time. The list of parking concessions can be found here. To obtain any of these concessions please see ward or unit staff.

Blue Badge

Blue Badge parking is permitted free of charge in designated blue badge parking areas.

The hospital has 25 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park which are for Blue Badge holders only.  The car park is located in front of the Main Hospital entrance in the south wing.

If you are a Blue Badge holder you can register your Blue Badge details with us by contacting the ID and Car Parking Office to register your Blue Badge details.  This will give free access to all hospital sites for the length of your permit, up to five years.

To register, email or telephone 01723 342291.

Alternatively, you can have your parking authorised by taking your blue badge permit and vehicle registration number to the ID and Car Parking Office located in the main entrance of the hospital, or to the General Office at the North Entrance.

Bus services

Scarborough Hospital is well served by buses, especially from Scarborough town centre.

The hospital also has its own East Yorkshire bus service (Number 10), which operates Monday to Saturday. See timetables for East Yorkshire bus services.


Scarborough Dial-a-Ride provides fully accessible, door-to-door minibus transport to the hospital for those who are either retired, have some form of disability or difficulty using other forms of transport.  For more information about the scheme call 01723 354434 or visit the Dial-a-Ride website.

Ryedale Community Transport

Ryedale Community Transport is a registered charity providing affordable rural transport solutions for disadvantaged people.

Their volunteer car drivers use their own vehicles to transport people to various destinations.  Passengers pay the driver a reasonable set mileage rate to help towards the running cost of the vehicle.

To book a journey call 01653 698 888, 9.30am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Alternatively, you can email the details of the journey you require, including your contact details by emailing

More information about the services they offer is available on the Ryedale Community Transport website.

Go-Local Community Transport

Community transport is a not-for-profit transport provision, run by the community, for the community.  Whether it’s a journey you make every day or a one-off trip, community transport can help to get you where you need to be.  You can learn more by visiting the Go-Local Community Transport website.


Scarborough Hospital is located approximately one and a half miles from the centre of Scarborough.