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London to Doncaster by train

It takes an average of 1h 47m to travel from London to Doncaster by train, over a distance of around 146 miles (234 km). There are normally 89 trains per day travelling from London to Doncaster and tickets for this journey start from £13.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 28m
PriceFrom £13.50
Distance146 miles (234 km)
Frequency89 trains per day
First train04:55
Last train23:33
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationDoncaster
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsHull Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

London to Doncaster train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Doncaster for martes 28º junio 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.
13:03 14:39 1h 36m, direct
13:06 15:04 1h 58m, direct
13:30 15:09 1h 39m, direct
13:33 15:13 1h 40m, direct
13:48 15:26 1h 38m, direct
14:03 15:40 1h 37m, direct
14:30 16:08 1h 38m, direct
14:33 16:13 1h 40m, direct
14:56 16:26 1h 30m, direct
15:03 16:40 1h 37m, direct

Travelling by train from London to Doncaster

Thinking about travelling from London to Doncaster by train? Look no further.

The train journey from London to Doncaster takes just 1 hour and 28 minutes on the fastest direct LNER or Hull Trains services. Onboard both services you’ll find comfortable seating, plenty of room for luggage and free WiFi. If you fancy travelling in style, both services also offer First Class. LNER First Class offers complimentary food and drink, ambient lighting in the carriage and reclining seats. Hull Trains First Class also offer reclining seats and complimentary food, as well as power and USB sockets at your seat.

Once you arrive in Doncaster, why not head to nearby Yorkshire Wildlife Park to get up close to over 400 animals, or pay a visit to historic Conisbrough Castle, which dates back to 1066.

Feeling ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Doncaster in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips like travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard to save 1/3.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Doncaster is 1 hour and 47 minutes, with around 89 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 London and Doncaster by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Doncaster is 1 hour and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Doncaster cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Doncaster 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 London to Doncaster?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Doncaster without having to change trains. There are 89 direct trains from London to Doncaster each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London to Doncaster leaves at 04:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Doncaster leaves at 23:33. 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 London and Doncaster by train?

Trains travelling from London to Doncaster cover a distance of around 146 miles (234 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London to Doncaster

Train tickets from London to Doncaster 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 London to Doncaster 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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