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Retford to Birmingham by train

  • First train
    06:13
  • Last train
    21:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 55m
  • Distance
    113 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    50
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Retford to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Retford to Birmingham take around 1 hour and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 113 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Retford and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Retford to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 46 departures on the route from Retford to Birmingham 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 56 departures.

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

The Retford to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Retford around 06:13 and the last train is around 23:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Retford around 06:14, and the last at 23:14.

When to book Retford to Birmingham 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 Retford to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Retford and Birmingham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Hull Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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

Birmingham to Retford 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.