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Doncaster to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 40m to travel from Doncaster to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (41 km). There are normally 95 trains per day travelling from Doncaster to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £3.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 29m
PriceFrom £3.50
Distance25 miles (41 km)
Frequency95 trains per day
First train04:58
Last train23:50
Departure stationDoncaster
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway

Doncaster to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from Doncaster to Leeds for Saturday 13th August 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:24 On timedoncaster18:12 On timeleedsPlat. 6 northern Get tickets48m, direct
18:28 On timedoncaster19:13 On timeleedsPlat. 6 northern Get tickets45m, direct
18:46 On timedoncaster19:18 On timeleedsPlat. 4 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Get tickets32m, direct
19:28 On timedoncaster20:12 On timeleedsPlat. 6 estimatednorthern Get tickets44m, direct
20:28 On timedoncaster21:12 On timeleedsPlat. 6 estimatednorthern Get tickets44m, direct

Take the train from Doncaster to Leeds in 29 minutes

If you want to travel from Doncaster to Leeds by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Doncaster to Leeds by train to take around 1 hour 4 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 29 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 95 trains per day running on this route, which spans 25 miles (41 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Leeds. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway or CrossCountry trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Doncaster to Leeds start from £3.50 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Doncaster to Leeds? 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 Leeds take?

The average journey time by train between Doncaster and Leeds is 40 minutes, with around 95 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 Leeds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Doncaster to Leeds is 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Doncaster to Leeds cost?

Train ticket prices from Doncaster to Leeds can start from as little as £3.50 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 Leeds?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Doncaster to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 95 direct trains from Doncaster to Leeds 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 Leeds leave?

The first train from Doncaster to Leeds leaves at 04:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Doncaster to Leeds leave?

The last train from Doncaster to Leeds leaves at 23:50. 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 Leeds by train?

Trains travelling from Doncaster to Leeds cover a distance of around 25 miles (41 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leeds to Doncaster.

Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Leeds

Train tickets from Doncaster to Leeds start at £3.50 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 Leeds 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

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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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