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Travelling by Air

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Flights operate from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to various international destinations.

Location of Doncaster Sheffield Airport

The airport is situated off Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster on First Avenue, DN9 3RH.

Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Flights operate from Nottingham East Midlands Airport to various international destinations.

A Skylink airport shuttle service runs to and from Nottingham City Centre every 30 minutes.

Location of East Midlands Airport

The airport is situated at Castle Donnington, Derby, DE74 2SA.

See the location of East Midlands airport here


Travelling by Bus

The village is serviced by Stagecoach East Midlands operating out of Retford Bus and Coach Station.

The village is serviced by route number 27 : Retford – Mattersey – Bawtry – Misson.

Visit the Stagecoach Timetable page

  • Enter your Postcode in the Location
  • Select Route Number: 27, 27A

There are a number of bus stops dotted around the village:

  • Sutton Lane towards the 30mph signs
  • Town Street at the junction of Station Road and Town Street
  • Town Street towards the Gate Inn


Travelling by Rail

Rail services operate out of Retford Railway station to local, national and international destinations.

Car parking is available on a daily, weekly, or week-end basis, but space is limited and it fills up quickly. Additional Long-stay, Short-stay and Permit-holder parking is available outside the station.

See here for Retford Railway Station Facilities

See here for National Rail Enquiries for Retford

Local Services

Northern Rail operates local services between Lincoln and Sheffield.

National Services

The London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operates the East Coast line services running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh and Glasgow. However, only around 1 in 4 trains stop at Retford.

Hull Trains operates a service between Hull and London Kings Cross on a daily basis. Much smaller trains, and they get very busy.

International Services

International Eurostar services running to and from Europe via the Channel Tunnel now operate out of St Pancras International Station in London. This is right next door to London Kings Cross station.

Bassetlaw Railway Society

Retford railway station is also the current home of Bassetlaw Railway Society, who occupy a number of the old waiting rooms on Platform 1.

Location of Retford Railway Station

Retford Railway Station is situated on Station Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7DQ.



Travelling by Road

The village is well serviced by major roads and motorways (M1 and A1).

18 Tonne Weight Restriction

All roads into the village are protected by an 18 Tonne Weight Restriction. The limit prohibits any vehicle capable of weighing 18tonne or above from passing through the village to destinations beyond the parish boundary, such as Daneshill or local industrial units.

Any lorry with more than the standard two axles should be regarded as unauthorised and in breach of the regulation. The weight limit is in force to protect the environment of the parish and reduce any environmental impact on its parishioners, i.e. Noise nuisance.

Members of the public are asked to make a note of lorry registrations, where the lorry has more than the standard two axles, and report the vehicles presence in the village, giving date and time the registration was seen, to either the Police, Nott’s CC Trading Standards dept or the Parish Clerk.

30 MPH Speed Restriction

A 30mph speed restriction is in force throughout the village
30mph speed limit

A 30 MPH speed restriction within the confines of the village

This means that vehicles must not exceed 30 miles per hour when travelling through the village.

There are no exceptions to this.

If you see vehicles which appear to be speeding, please take as many details as possible (registration number, make, colour, etc) and report them to the police.

Interactive Speed Signs

There are currently 3 interactive speed signs within the village:

  • Sutton Lane
  • Town Street
  • Mattersey Road

Reporting Road Problems

To report a fault or problem on any of the roads please contact Nottinghamshire County Council who are responsible for the highways. You can do this online by filling in a Nottinghamshire County Council electronic fault report. Things you can report include:

  • Drainage / flooding problems
  • Faulty traffic lights
  • Overhanging Trees
  • Problems with bridges
  • Pot holes in the road
  • Street lights not functioning
  • Damaged or uneven pavements
  • Excessive weed or plant growth

If you want to know more about the roads in and around the area, please visit the Nottinghamshire County Council On the roads pages. This gives information on road works, gritting schedules and mobile speed camera locations.

Mobile Speed Camera Locations

The area is regularly visited by mobile speed cameras.

Core areas that are visited regularly by a mobile speed camera