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Manchester to Retford by train

  • First train
    04:37
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 39m
  • Distance
    88 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    56
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 57m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Retford by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Retford take around 1 hour and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 88 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Retford.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Retford?

Journeys between Manchester and Retford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Manchester to Retford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 59 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Retford?

The Manchester to Retford train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester to Retford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Retford is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:37 and the last train is around 00:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:46, and the last at 00:55.

When to book Manchester to Retford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Retford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Retford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Retford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Hull Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Retford to Manchester by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.