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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

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.

Hotels near Doncaster train station

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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.

Departures and arrivals from Doncaster

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Doncaster station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GooleNorthern23:147On time
to HullNorthern23:294On time
to SheffieldNorthern23:358On time
to SheffieldNorthern23:434On time
to LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway23:514On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern23:076Scheduled
from SheffieldNorthern23:254On time
from ScunthorpeNorthern23:288On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express23:313BOn time
from HullNorthern23:384On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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