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

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Bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainsborough, Drovers Call PH to Scunthorpe, Lloyds Avenue 100|InterConnect

$7

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gainsborough Lea Road to Retford Low Level
  2. Take the train from Retford to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Scunthorpe

$22 - $36

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

Questions & Answers

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

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The bus from Gainsborough, Drovers Call PH to Scunthorpe, Lloyds Avenue takes 1 h 9 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gainsborough, Drovers Call PH and arriving at Scunthorpe, Lloyds Avenue. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 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 55 min.

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The best way to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £6.

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

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Map of how to get from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe.
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  • Distance: 14.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

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

Stagecoach in Lincolnshire operates a bus from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe hourly. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe via Retford Low Level, Retford, and Doncaster in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Gainsborough Lea Road to Retford Low Level
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Scunthorpe
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Retford to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$10 - $17
1st Class
$19 - $28
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
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $12
Anytime Single
$14 - $17
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, Drovers Call PH to Scunthorpe, Lloyds Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Gainsborough to Scunthorpe
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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