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Duration 4h 59m
Distance 146.9 miles
Average price £99
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Gainsborough takes 4h 59m and the fastest train takes 3h 24m. The train service runs several times per day from Essex to Gainsborough. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. White Notley
  2. London Kings Cross
  3. Gainsborough
4h 25m
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£42 - £197

Essex to Gainsborough train times

Trains run every three hours between Essex and Gainsborough. The earliest departure is at 12:08 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Essex is at 22:08 which arrives into Gainsborough at 08:23. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 59m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Gainsborough. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Gainsborough Lea Road via Liverpool Street station, London Kings Cross and Retford Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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The distance between Essex and Gainsborough is 122 miles. The road distance is 146.9 miles.

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Essex to Gainsborough train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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Essex to Gainsborough train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Retford station.

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