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There are 4 ways to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainsborough, Bus Station to Scunthorpe, Cottage Beck Road 100 - InterConnect

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Retford to Doncaster
  2. Take the train from Doncaster to Scunthorpe

$22 - $36

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe 16.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe 16.5 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gainsborough, Bus Station station and arriving at Scunthorpe, Cottage Beck Road. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe. However, there are services departing from Gainsborough Lea Road and arriving at Scunthorpe via Retford and Doncaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Gainsborough and Scunthorpe is 14 miles. The road distance is 16.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe without a car is to bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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The bus from Gainsborough, Bus Station to Scunthorpe, Cottage Beck Road takes 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Gainsborough to Scunthorpe bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lincolnshire, arrive at Gainsborough, Bus Station.

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Gainsborough to Scunthorpe train services, operated by LNER, depart from Retford station.

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The best way to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe is to bus which takes 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £16 - £28 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe.
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  • Distance: 14.4 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England and Scunthorpe, England?

Stagecoach in Lincolnshire operates a bus from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe hourly, and the journey takes 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe via Retford Low Level, Retford, and Doncaster in around 1 h 56 min.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Retford to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$19 - $29
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Retford to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Super Off-Peak Single
$9 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $12
Anytime Single
$14 - $18
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Scunthorpe
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gainsborough, Bus Station to Scunthorpe, Cottage Beck Road
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Gainsborough to Scunthorpe bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lincolnshire, arrive at Scunthorpe, Cottage Beck Road station.

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Gainsborough to Scunthorpe train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Scunthorpe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainsborough to Scunthorpe is 17 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Scunthorpe. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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