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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £7.10
  2. 30 day advance £7.10
  • First train
    08:02
  • Last train
    18:51
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    31m

Travelling from York to Retford by train

The fastest trains from York to Retford take around 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 72 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Retford.

Direct trains run between York and Retford.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from York to Retford every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 17 departures. The duration is normally about 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Retford is usually scheduled to depart York around 08:02 and the last train is around 18:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 08:59, and the last at 18:51.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book York to Retford train tickets?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from York to Retford are £7.10, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £7, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

Trains for this journey 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 York to Retford by train.

Which trains operate between York and Retford?

East Coast is the rail operator that operates on the route from York to Retford.

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

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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