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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:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 05:15 - 20:00
Friday 05:15 - 21:00
Saturday 05:15 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

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Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameMSCP Frenchgate Shopping Centre Forecourt and Exec
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast
Car parking spaces573
Carpark charges
Per Hour£1.20
Three Monthly£475.00
Per Hour£2.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces62
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Within car park

Cycle storage notes<p>CCTV is via British Transport Police office.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Advance booking not required

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:45

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri 06:00 - 20:45
  • Sat 06:00 - 20:45
  • Sun 08:00 - 20:45



Platform 3A

Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges

Tickets Accepted 

  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
  • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the Virgin Trains East Coast route
  • Any Virgin Trains East Coast First Class packages
  • Virgin Trains East Coast First Advance (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Reader Offer (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Flat Fare (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Virgin Trains East Coast Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
  • Weekend First

  Restricted tickets

  • All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Caledonian Sleepers


Toilets, Newspapers.


Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits




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.

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 London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway05:071On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express05:368On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway05:373AOn time
to CleethorpesTransPennine Express05:538On time
to LeedsNorthern05:586On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from YorkLondon North Eastern Railway05:051On time
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway05:353AOn time
from SheffieldTransPennine Express05:518On time
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway06:003AOn time
from HullNorthern06:103BOn time
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