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Manchester Airport to Rotherham

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Manchester Airport to Rotherham

Hi everyone,

Wondering could anyone help me, my husband is starting work on Monday in Rotherham. He will be flying into Manchester Airport Monday morning and will be using public transport to get to his job, can anyone tell me the easiest way to get to Rotherham? I looked up websites and there is a train from airport to Rotherham, some have 1 stop, 2 stop, or 3 stops. Is this the only way or is there any other ways ?

Thanks very much!

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1. Re: Manchester Airport to Rotherham

Rotherham is nowhere near Manchester, so yes he will need to change trains at least once to get between the two places. How many times depends on what time his plane lands - just put in his details into this official journey planner and see what pops up - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk .

If he wants to keep things simple, there is a train once per hour from Manchester Airport to Sheffield, from where there are plenty of trains to take him on to Rotherham. Note that there is no benefit to buying a ticket in advance for these trains - tell him to just buy one from the ticket office when he gets to Manchester Airport.


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2. Re: Manchester Airport to Rotherham

There is a substantial saving in buying tickets in advance but you need to buy a ticket from Manchester Airport to Sheffield and from Sheffield to Rotherham. The Manchester Airport to Sheffield cheap advance ticket is for a specific train, but if your flight is delayed you can get it endorsed to be valid for the next train up to 2 hours later.

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3. Re: Manchester Airport to Rotherham

Thank you everyone for your replies, he's working on bolton road, postcode is S63 7LG

Would Rotherham central be the nearest stop to his work to get off would you know or is there a closer stop?

Thanks again for your help

Edited: 18 May 2014, 22:37
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4. Re: Manchester Airport to Rotherham

Oh gosh - that's a bit remote. Between Wath and Mexborough rather than in Rotherham. Old coal mine. Perhaps nearer Doncaster station than Rotherham but still a long way by cab.

Does his new employer have some sort of employee transport arrangement? Certainly the best people to ask how to get there.

Edited: 18 May 2014, 22:47
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5. Re: Manchester Airport to Rotherham

He's going to be working in the new recycling plant that's out there! Miles from anywhere probably! He will have a work van when he goes over so in future he will be driving to airport and parking in airport at the weekend when he comes home.

Tomorrow he will have to use train or bus

Cork to East Midlands flight with Ryan air was going to be perfect for him but they stop the flight back to cork on a Friday for the summer! So he has to go cork Manchester now, or else go over with Ryan air on a Monday to East Midlands and back aer lingus Friday from Manchester, , but he will have to use public transport then as he be using different airports, the Ryan air prices are so much cheaper, aer lingus scandalous prices!

Thanks so much for your help, he can always contact somebody at work in the morning and find out, even if someone collected him in Doncaster just for tomorrow, he will probably be okay in a few weeks once he gets to know the place, he'll be there for round five months!

Thanks everyone again

Edited: 18 May 2014, 23:46
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