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

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Bus National Express  •  1 h 30 min

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

$7 - $11

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 41 min

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

$24 - $37

Bus, line 37 bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square) to Newark, Bus Station 90|Fosseway Flyer / ...
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Newark, Bus Station to Retford, Bus Station 37 / ...

$17

Bus Stagecoach East Midlands  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham, Woodborough Road to Ollerton, Briar Road The Sherwood Arrow
  2. Take the bus from Ollerton, Briar Road to Retford, Bus Station The Sherwood Arrow / ...

$16

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nottingham to Retford 31.3 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Retford 31.3 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

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

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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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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 41 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 41 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
$14 - $21
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 - $21
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Super Off-Peak Single
$17 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $22
Anytime Single
$24 - $29
Bus operators
Marshalls of Sutton on Trent
Phone
01636 821138
Email
office@marshallscoaches.co.uk
Website
marshallscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham, Friar Lane (Stop 4 from Market Square) to Newark, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 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 Nottingham, Woodborough Road to Ollerton, Briar Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Other operators
Taxi from Nottingham to Retford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500

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