There are 5 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

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheffield, Meadowhall to Wakefield National Express

$6 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus Stagecoach Yorkshire  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotherham Town Centre, Selborne Street (O/S Leisure Centre) to Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange 22x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Kirkgate (Warren House) 59 / ...

$12

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sheffield, Meadowhall and arriving at Wakefield. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotherham Central and arriving at Wakefield Westgate. Services depart hourly. 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 National Express, depart from Sheffield, Meadowhall station.

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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, National Express operates a bus from Rotherham to Wakefield once a week. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
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 Sheffield, Meadowhall to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Yorkshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rotherham Town Centre, Selborne Street (O/S Leisure Centre) to Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Kirkgate (Warren House)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Globe of Barnsley
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange to Wakefield City Centre, Kirkgate
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
Globe of Barnsley
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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