There are 4 ways to get from York to Pontefract by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from York to Pontefract Baghill

$7 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus, line 410 bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from York, Low Ousegate (Clifford's Tower Area) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) 840 / ...
  2. Take the line 410 bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Pontefract, Stuart Road Swimming Baths 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

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

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The quickest way to get from York to Pontefract is to train which costs £5 - £9 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from York to Pontefract. However, there are services departing from York, Low Ousegate (Clifford's Tower Area) and arriving at Pontefract, Stuart Road Swimming Baths via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from York and arriving at Pontefract Baghill. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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The distance between York and Pontefract is 21 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

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The best way to get from York to Pontefract without a car is to train which takes 31 min and costs £5 - £9.

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The train from York to Pontefract Baghill takes 31 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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York to Pontefract bus services, operated by Yorkshire Coastliner, depart from York, Low Ousegate (Clifford's Tower Area) station.

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Map of how to get from York to Pontefract.
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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Pontefract via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 2 h 6 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from York, Low Ousegate (Clifford's Tower Area) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $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, Stuart Road Swimming Baths
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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