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Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster by train

It takes an average of 3h 2m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster by train, over a distance of around 187 miles (301 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster and tickets for this journey start from $29.73 when you book in advance.

First train

04:48

Last train

20:00

Departure station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Arrival station

Doncaster

Journey time

From 2h 51m

Distance

187 miles (301 km)

Frequency

22 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $29.73

Train operators

CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway

About the train journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster

Want to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster usually takes 3 hours 2 minutes on average to travel 301 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 51 minutes. You can expect to find 22 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Doncaster, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $29.73.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Doncaster, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster

Want to know more about your journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster take?

The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Doncaster is 3 hours and 2 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Doncaster by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster is 2 hours and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster cost?

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster can start from as little as $29.73 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster without having to change trains. There are 22 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster leave?

The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster leave?

The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster leaves at 20:00. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Doncaster by train?

Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster cover a distance of around 187 miles (301 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley).

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster start at $29.73 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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