There are 5 ways to get from Nottingham to Retford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 30m

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

£5 - £7

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Train via Grantham  •  1h 43m

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

£13 - £29

Train  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Worksop

£15 - £22

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nottingham to Retford 31.3 miles

£100 - £130

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Retford 31.3 miles

£5 - £8

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Retford is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Retford is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 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 1h 30m.

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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 1h 43m.

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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 1h 30m and costs £5 - £7.

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

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Nottingham to Retford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Nottingham Station Street.

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

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Retford is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs £5 - £7. Alternatively, you can train via Grantham, which costs £12 - £30 and takes 1h 43m.

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

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

National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Retford once daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nottingham to Retford via Grantham in around 1h 43m.

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
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
£8 - £13
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £6
Off-Peak Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Single
£11 - £17
Train from Nottingham to Worksop
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Single
£16 - £23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Retford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£4 - £7
1st Class
£15 - £23
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
£12 - £17
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £17
Super Off-Peak Single
£13 - £18
Off-Peak Single
£15 - £17
Anytime Single
£18 - £23
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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Other operators
Taxi from Nottingham to Retford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Notts Cars
Phone
+44 115 919 1919
Website
nottscars.co.uk
My Cars Nottingham
Phone
+44 115 919 9999
Website
mycarsnottingham.com
Lenton Cars
Phone
+44 115 978 1781
Website
lentoncars.co.uk
Forest Cars
Phone
+44 115 950 0600
Website
forest-cars.com
DG Taxis
Phone
+44 115 960 7607
Website
dgcars.co.uk

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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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