• Gainsborough Central Station


Discover transport to Gainsborough, via easy major access routes!

Gainsborough is on the eastern bank of the River Trent, on the border with Nottinghamshire and the Sheffield City Region.

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By Road

By car, Gainsborough is just a 20-30 minute drive from Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Retford.

Gainsborough Bus Station is located on Heaton Road and has regular local services, as well as to Lincoln (100, 106, 107), Doncaster (98) , Scunthorpe (100) and Retford (95, 97)

Access to the motorway network is just 30 minutes away, via Scunthorpe (M180) to the north, or Blyth (A1M) 30 minutes to the west.

The Humber ports are under 60 minutes’ drive to the north east.  Gainsborough is also within easy reach of Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Humberside Airport to the north of the county.

There are a number of car parks in Gainsborough, all of which are within a short walk of the Market Place and town centre. Fees start at as little at £1.10 for up to 2 hours; and under £4 all day. It is also free to park for 1 hour in any West Lindsey District Council car park in Gainsborough – More information on parking.

By Rail

Gainsborough Lea Road Railway Station provides a regular service to Lincoln, Sheffield and Doncaster. (East Coast Mainline).

Gainsborough Central Station Gainsborough Central Station offers a regular hourly service to and from Sheffield Monday to Saturday, stopping at all stations en route, including Retford and Worksop. At Retford, travelers can connect to the LNER East Coast Mainline service.

On Saturdays three trains continue to Cleethorpes, via Brigg and Grimsby.

Plan your journey today and save up to 60% when you book in advance! Book your tickets now! The Trainline is also allows visitors to plan their rail journey and get live train running times, accessibility, and facility information.

Live in Gainsborough?

You can connect to many big cities across the UK from Gainsborough Central Station!

  • Just 1 hour to Sheffield and 1½ hours to Meadowhall
  • Just under 1½ hours to York* and Leeds*
  • Less than 2½ hours to London Kings Cross*
  • 2¼ hours to Durham*,
  • 2½ hours to Newcastle*,
  • and 4 hours to Edinburgh*

*connecting at Retford

The station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the town centre. There are also a number of car parks located within the town; all of which are within short walking distance to the train station – More information on parking.

Work in Gainsborough?

Looking for work or do you work in Gainsborough? Gainsborough Central Station is ideally located behind Marshall’s Yard which is just 10 minutes walk from the town centre. There are also wide range of opportunities for people with higher level skills with a wide range of employers available in the area.

Head over to our live page to find out more.

For more information on investment opportunities and what’s happening in the town visit www.investgainsborough.com.


Other market towns in the district are Caistor and Market Rasen and more information can be found here: