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Doncaster train station opened in 1849, at the height of the industrial revolution. As well as handling freight traffic, it was home to the Great Northern Railway's Doncaster Plant, which produced famous locomotives, such as the Mallard and Flying Scotsman.

Today's station was constructed in 1938, and although the industry has declined, present-day Doncaster remains a key part of the north's rail network. The station has connections to London Kings Cross and to cities across the north and Scotland, as well as serving Robin Hood Airport via the Air Link 91 shuttle bus.

Modern Doncaster's main draws are its extensive shopping area, which is just east of the station, and its celebrated racecourse, whose calendar includes the St Leger Stakes and Racing Post Trophy. The course is part of a local racing history that stretches back centuries – you'll find it a mile and a half east of the station, easily reachable by taxi or bus.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Thursday open from 05:15:00 until 20:00:00
  • Friday open from 05:15:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 05:15:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 20:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Doncaster has a RNIB Map for All located outside the main entrance adjacent to the taxi rank
Toilets notesThe toilets are adjacent to Platforms 3 and 4. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 3a and 8; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Customer Information Points on Platforms 4 and 8.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance meeting point is Customer Information Point, main concourse (or ticket office outside 08:15 - 18:00).
Customer Service notes
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameMSCP Frenchgate Shopping Centre
Carpark operatorLondon North Eastern Railway
Car parking spaces500
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces62
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within car park
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Doncaster station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 20:45:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 20:45:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 20:45:00
Located Platform 3A Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges Tickets Accepted
  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one traincompany)
  • Any First ClassAnytimeticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
  • Any London North Eastern Railway First Class packages
  • London North Eastern Railway First Advance (routed LNER/LNER& connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First Class Flat Fare (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Self PrintFirst Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER/LNER& connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
  • Weekend First
Restricted tickets
  • AllFirst Class tickets valid only on other train operators, includingCaledonian Sleepers
Facilities Toilets, Newspapers. Refreshments Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits Wi-Fi Available Showers Not available

Trains to Doncaster station

Doncaster train station is mainly served by LNER and Northern trains. Frequent LNER services connect Edinburgh to Doncaster in 3h 10m and London to Doncaster in 2h 31m. Northern trains cover the routes from Leeds to Doncaster in 39m and from Sheffield to Doncaster in 32m.

Need more information on how to get to Doncaster by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Doncaster.

Doncaster train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Doncaster station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Doncaster railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Doncaster.

Doncaster train station has two entrances, one adjoining the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, another from Trafford Way. The eight platforms are accessed via lifts and a subway. Platforms 5-7 are bays - platform 5 is at the south end of platform 4, and 6-7 are at the north end. Platform 3 is divided into A and B platforms, with B to the north.

Doncaster train station parking

Doncaster train station has one multi-storey car park, which can be accessed from Church Street. This car park has 480 spaces and is for long-stay car parking.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Doncaster station open?

Doncaster station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Doncaster station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Doncaster station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Doncaster.

Are there toilets at Doncaster station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Doncaster station.

Are dogs allowed at Doncaster station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Doncaster station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

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