There are 5 ways to get from York to Pontefract by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from York to Pontefract Baghill

$7 - $12

4 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Pontefract Tanshelf

$18 - $58

Bus, line 410 bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) Zap / ...
  2. Take the line 410 bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Pontefract, Bus Station (Pontefract Bus Station) 410

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from York to Pontefract 28.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from York to Pontefract 28.3 miles

$6 - $9

What companies run services between York, England and Pontefract, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from York to Pontefract twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Pontefract via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from York to Pontefract Baghill
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Pontefract Tanshelf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk
Arriva Yorkshire
Phone
+44 344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Pontefract, Bus Station (Pontefract Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from York to Pontefract
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Streamline Taxis
Phone
+44 1904 638833
Website
streamlinetaxisyork.co.uk
Fleetways Taxis
Phone
+44 1904 365365
Website
fleetways.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between York and Pontefract is 33 km. The road distance is 45 km.

The cheapest way to get from York to Pontefract is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 32 min.

The quickest way to get from York to Pontefract is to train which takes 32 min and costs £5 - £9.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from York and arriving at Pontefract Baghill. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

No, there is no direct bus from York to Pontefract. However, there are services departing from York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) and arriving at Pontefract, Bus Station (Pontefract Bus Station) via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

The train from York to Pontefract Baghill takes 32 min including transfers and departs twice daily.