Planning a trip to the capital and need more information on the journey from Doncaster to London by train? You’ve come to the right place!
Usually, the journey from Doncaster to London Kings Cross takes around 1 hour and 54 minutes, although the fastest services will take you there in just 1 hour and 29 minutes. With around 123 trains running on this popular route each day, you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the journey.
If you’re travelling on this route, you’ll hop on a train at Doncaster station operated by either London North Eastern Railway (LNER), Hull Trains or Grand Central Railway. Whoever you end up travelling with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as comfortable seating and free WiFi on most services. In just 1 hour and 29 minutes, you will travel through the Great British countryside and arrive at London Kings Cross station.
As soon as you’ve exited the station, you can start to explore everything London has to offer. If you’re not sure what to do first, read our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a trip to Madame Tussauds and the London Eye.
If you’d like to book the cheapest train tickets, try travelling Off-Peak, when tickets are cheaper during quieter travel times. Also, if get yourself a Railcard, you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
Eager to book? There’s no need to wait, start a search for cheap train tickets from Doncaster to London Kings Cross in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’d like to read more information about the journey first, keep reading for FAQs about the journey, train timetables and money-saving tips.
The average journey time by train between Doncaster and London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 51 minutes, with around 129 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Doncaster to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £13.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Doncaster to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 129 direct trains from Doncaster to London Kings Cross each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross leaves at 22:50. 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.
Trains travelling from Doncaster to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.
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 London Kings Cross is right for you.
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.
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