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Duration 4h 56m
Distance 176.9 miles
Average price £129
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Essex and Pontefract takes 4h 56m and the fastest train takes 3h 53m. There is a train service every few hours from Essex to Pontefract. 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. Pontefract
4h 26m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£47 - £237

Essex to Pontefract train times

Trains run hourly between Essex and Pontefract. The earliest departure is at 06:48 in the morning, and the last departure from Essex is at 22:08 which arrives into Pontefract at 09:02. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 56m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Pontefract. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Pontefract Tanshelf via Liverpool Street station, London Kings Cross and Wakefield Westgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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The distance between Essex and Pontefract is 152 miles. The road distance is 176.9 miles.

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

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Essex to Pontefract train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Wakefield Westgate station.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Pontefract. Prices start at £75 per night.

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