It takes an average of 3h 46m to travel from Manchester to Retford by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (88 km). There are normally 112 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Retford and tickets for this journey start from $14.16 when you book in advance.
From 1h 37m
55 miles (88 km)
112 trains per day
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It usually takes around 3 hours 46 minutes to travel the 88 km from Manchester to Retford by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 37 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 112 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.
Train tickets from Manchester to Retford start from $14.16 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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The average journey time by train between Manchester and Retford is 3 hours and 46 minutes, with around 112 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Retford is 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Train tickets from Manchester to Retford can start from as little as $14.16 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Manchester to Retford. Travelling from Manchester to Retford by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Manchester to Retford leaves at 02:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Manchester to Retford leaves at 02:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Manchester to Retford cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.
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