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Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 3h 8m to travel from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 187 miles (301 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 45m
PriceFrom £20
Distance187 miles (301 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train05:08
Last train21:11
Departure stationDoncaster
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, Lumo

Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 8th November 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:10 14:12 3h 2m, direct
11:15 15:01 3h 46m, 1 change
12:11 15:09 2h 58m, direct
13:11 16:15 3h 4m, direct
13:15 17:05 3h 50m, 1 change
14:11 17:14 3h 3m, direct
14:14 18:07 3h 53m, 1 change
15:11 18:16 3h 5m, direct
15:19 18:27 3h 8m, 1 change
16:10 19:11 3h 1m, direct

Take the train from Doncaster to Edinburgh in 2h 52m

Thinking about taking the train from Doncaster to Edinburgh? We’ve got you covered.

On average, it takes around 3h 13m to travel from Doncaster to Edinburgh by train, and you'll usually find 20 trains running along the route daily for 187 miles (301 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to your destination. Want to reach your destination quickly? With CrossCountry and LNER, you can get to Edinburgh in just 2h 52m on the fastest services. You’ll also get to enjoy free WiFi and a catering service on board.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time and get a Railcard. You can check ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Keen to book your train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Doncaster and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 8 minutes, with around 26 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 Doncaster and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 26 direct trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 21:11. 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 Doncaster and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Doncaster.

Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £20 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 Doncaster to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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