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

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Retford Low Level to Lincoln Central

$8 - $13

4 alternative options

Bus Kettlewell Coaches  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Retford, Bus Station to Lincoln, Debenhams Lincoln Shopper

$10

Bus Stagecoach East Midlands  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Retford, Bus Station to Gainsborough, Bus Station 95 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gainsborough, Bus Station to Lincoln, Barbican Hotel 100|InterConnect / ...

$15

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Retford to Lincoln 23.2 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Retford to Lincoln 23.2 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Retford to Lincoln is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Retford to Lincoln is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 30 min.

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The distance between Retford and Lincoln is 18 miles. The road distance is 23.2 miles.

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The train from Retford Low Level to Lincoln Central takes 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Retford, Bus Station station and arriving at Lincoln, Debenhams. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Retford Low Level and arriving at Lincoln Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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The best way to get from Retford to Lincoln without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs £6 - £10.

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Retford to Lincoln train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Lincoln Central station.

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Map of how to get from Retford to Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 18.1 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Retford to Lincoln hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, Kettlewell Coaches operates a bus from Retford to Lincoln 3 times a week. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Kettlewell Coaches
Phone
+44 1777 860360
Website
kettlewellscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Retford, Bus Station to Lincoln, Debenhams
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Kettlewell Coaches
Stagecoach East Midlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Retford, Bus Station to Gainsborough, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
GEM Mini Travel
Phone
01777 248503
Email
gemminitravel@aol.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Retford, Bus Station to Gainsborough, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Wilfreda Beehive
Phone
01302 330330
Email
sales@wilfreda.co.uk
Website
wilfreda.co.uk
Bus from Retford, Bus Station to Gainsborough, Marshall's Yard
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Wilfreda Beehive
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gainsborough, Bus Station to Lincoln, Barbican Hotel
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Retford to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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