There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Nottingham Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Grantham
  3. Take the train from Grantham to Retford

$28 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square)
  2. Take the bus from Victoria Bus Station to Ollerton, Briar Road
  3. Take the bus from Ollerton, Briar Road to Retford, Bus Station 335

$20 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus, line 37 bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Nottingham Railway Station
  2. Take the bus from Nottingham Railway Station to Newark, Bus Station 90A / ...
  3. Take the line 37 bus from Newark, Bus Station to Retford, Bus Station 37 / ...

$21 - $22

Bus, train, line 43 bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Nottingham Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Worksop
  3. Take the line 43 bus from Worksop, Railway Station to Retford, Bus Station 43

$24 - $32

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford 52.9 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford station. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) and arriving at Retford, Bus Station via Nottingham Railway Station and Newark, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Retford is 38 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford bus services, operated by Trent Barton, depart from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) station.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford bus services, operated by Marshalls of Sutton on Trent, arrive at Retford, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Retford. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford.
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  • Distance: 38.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Retford, England?

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Retford via Nottingham Railway Station and Newark, Bus Station in around 2 h 53 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Grantham
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Single
$15 - $22
Train from Nottingham to Worksop
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$21 - $30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Retford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$23 - $35
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Retford
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Super Off-Peak Single
$17 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $22
Anytime Single
$24 - $29
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Nottingham Railway Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Marshalls of Sutton on Trent
Phone
01636 821138
Email
office@marshallscoaches.co.uk
Website
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham Railway Station to Newark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newark, Bus Station to Retford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach East Midlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Worksop, Railway Station to Retford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Victoria Bus Station to Ollerton, Briar Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ollerton, Briar Road to Retford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Travel Wright
Website
travelwright.co.uk
Bus from Ollerton, Briar Road to Retford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
travelwright.co.uk

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