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Gatwick Airport to Retford by train

  • First train
    04:21
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 34m
  • Distance
    246 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    47
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 17m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Retford by train

Fast trains from Gatwick Airport to Retford take around 2 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 246 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Gatwick Airport and Retford.

1. Are there direct trains from Gatwick Airport to Retford?

Journeys between Gatwick Airport and Retford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Gatwick Airport 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 58 departures.

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

The Gatwick Airport to Retford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Retford is usually scheduled to depart Gatwick Airport around 04:21 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Gatwick Airport around 05:49, and the last at 00:42.

When to book Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport to Retford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Gatwick Airport and Retford?

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

  • East Coast
  • First Hull Trains
  • Gatwick Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Retford to Gatwick Airport 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.