Edinburgh to Retford by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    22:01
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 8m
  • Distance
    327 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 27m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Retford by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Retford take around 3 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 327 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Retford.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Retford?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Retford usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 26 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Retford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Retford is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:48 and the last train is around 22:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 21:00.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Retford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Retford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Retford, 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

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

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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.

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