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There are 4 ways to get from Rotherham to Wakefield by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotherham Central to Wakefield Westgate

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotherham Forge Island Bus Station to Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange 22x
  2. Take the bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station 59 / ...

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotherham to Wakefield 22.9 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Rotherham to Wakefield 22.9 miles

$4 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Rotherham to Wakefield is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotherham to Wakefield is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotherham station to Wakefield station. However, there are services departing from Rotherham Forge Island Bus Station and arriving at Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station via Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotherham Central and arriving at Wakefield Westgate. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Rotherham and Wakefield is 19 miles. The road distance is 22.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rotherham to Wakefield without a car is to train which takes 39 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The train from Rotherham Central to Wakefield Westgate takes 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Rotherham to Wakefield bus services, operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire, arrive at Rotherham Forge Island Bus Station.

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Rotherham to Wakefield train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Rotherham Central station.

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The best way to get from Rotherham to Wakefield is to train which takes 39 min and costs £6 - £9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotherham to Wakefield.
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  • Distance: 18.5 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

What companies run services between Rotherham, England and Wakefield, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Rotherham to Wakefield hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotherham to Wakefield via Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange in around 2 h 14 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Yorkshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rotherham Forge Island Bus Station to Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Stagecoach Yorkshire
Bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach Yorkshire
Globe of Barnsley
Phone
01226 299900
Email
sales@globeholidays.co.uk
Website
eddiebrowntours.com
Bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eddiebrowntours.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rotherham to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Sheffield City Taxis
Phone
+44 114 239 3939
Website
sheffieldcitytaxis.com
S1 Taxis
Phone
+44 114 255 5111

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Rotherham to Wakefield bus services, operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire, arrive at Wakefield City Centre, Bus Station.

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Rotherham to Wakefield train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Wakefield Westgate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotherham to Wakefield is 23 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Rotherham to Wakefield.

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