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Doncaster to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 1h 51m to travel from Doncaster to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 144 miles (232 km). There are normally 129 trains per day travelling from Doncaster to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £13.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 29m
PriceFrom £13.50
Distance144 miles (232 km)
Frequency129 trains per day
First train04:06
Last train22:50
Departure stationDoncaster
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsHull Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

Doncaster to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Doncaster to London Kings Cross for Tuesday 23rd 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:19 14:01 1h 42m, direct
12:25 14:24 1h 59m, direct
12:47 14:31 1h 44m, direct
12:57 14:39 1h 42m, direct
13:19 15:01 1h 42m, direct
13:25 15:07 1h 42m, direct
13:47 15:31 1h 44m, direct
13:56 15:40 1h 44m, direct
14:19 16:01 1h 42m, direct
14:27 16:22 1h 55m, direct

Taking the train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross in an hour and a half

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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Doncaster to London Kings Cross? 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 London Kings Cross take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Doncaster and London Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is 1 hour and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross?

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.

What time does the first train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Doncaster to London Kings Cross leave?

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.

What's the distance between Doncaster and London Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Doncaster to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 144 miles (232 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Doncaster. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Doncaster to London Kings Cross.

Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Doncaster to London Kings Cross start at £13.50 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 London Kings Cross 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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