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There are 6 ways to get from Nottingham to Retford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Retford National Express

$7 - $11

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Grantham
  2. Take the train from Grantham to Retford

$25 - $38

Train, line 37 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Newark Castle
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Newark, Trent Bridge to Retford, Bus Station 37 / ...

Bus, line 37 bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham station to Newark, Bus Station 90 - Fosseway Flyer / ...
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Newark, Trent Bridge to Retford, Bus Station 37 / ...

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nottingham to Retford 31.3 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Retford 31.3 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Retford is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Retford is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nottingham Station Street station and arriving at Retford. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Retford. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Retford via Grantham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and Retford is 27 miles. The road distance is 31.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Retford without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from Nottingham Station Street to Retford takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Nottingham to Retford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Nottingham to Retford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Retford is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £18 - £30 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Retford.
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  • Distance: 27 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between Nottingham, England and Retford, England?

National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Retford once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nottingham to Retford via Grantham in around 1 h 43 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 Newark Castle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $17
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Retford
Ave. Duration
27 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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Nottingham Station Street to Retford
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Marshalls of Sutton on Trent
Phone
01636 821138
Email
office@marshallscoaches.co.uk
Website
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newark, Trent Bridge to Retford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham station to Newark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Nottingham to Retford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500

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Nottingham to Retford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Retford station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Retford is 31 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Nottingham to Retford.

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