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AddressStation Ct, Doncaster DN1 1PE, United Kingdom
Distance to City Center0.2km
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02:35Doncaster, Trafford Way4h15 06:50London
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Travel to Doncaster train station from Doncaster city centre

Doncaster is a big town in the UK with a history of train lines and locomotive works. It became famous for building LNER A Class locomotives, the Mallard, and the Flying Scotsman. The train station is on the East Coast Mainline in the United Kingdom and located between Retford and York on the mainline and serving the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Now, Doncaster is linked by train lines to many towns and cities in the UK, including Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, London Kings Cross, as well as serving Robin Hood Airport via the Air Link 91 shuttle bus. York and Sheffield are both about 25 minutes away, and Leeds is 40 minutes away. A passenger will take an hour and a half to reach London, and Edinburgh is about three hours away by train. Cross Country, Northern, EastCoast, Grand Central, First TransPennine Express, and Hull Trains are the train operating companies that serve Doncaster. The train station Doncaster has two entrances: one adjoining the Trafford Way and the other from Frenchgate Shopping Centre. The eight platforms here can be accessed via elevators.

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city centre

The station can be reached by several main roads, including the M1, M18, and A1. The Frenchgate Interchange bus terminal is positioned a seven-minute walk from the town center and has over 30 bus bays connecting Doncaster to nearby locations. The distance from the city centre to the train station Doncaster takes five minutes by bus. The bus operators on this route include the First South Yorkshire Lt with lines 14 and 16 and Stagecoach East Midlands with lines 98, 25, and 21. Taxis from the city centre to the train station take two minutes to cover the distance, which is less than a mile (1.6 kilometers). There are several towns close by which are within easy access to the station, such as Stainforth, Swinton, Conisbrough, and Rotherham.

How far is it from the city centre to the train station?

Trains from Adwick to train station Doncaster cover 3.9 miles (6.2 kilometers) in ten minutes. On the other hand, driving by bus from Church Lane to Doncaster station takes 20 minutes to cover the 4.5-mile (7.4 kilometers) distance. The ride will have 17 stops, including Washington Road, Princess Street, Watch House Lane, Doncaster Town Centre, and Marsh Gate. The bus leaves the station every 10 minutes through routes 50, 50A, and 50B. An Uber or taxi will take eight minutes to reach the rail station, and if a passenger decides to walk, the journey will take 1 hour and 30 minutes. A train from Kirk Sandall to Doncaster takes nine minutes to cover the distance, which is four miles (6.5 kilometers).

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

There is plenty of staff assistance at the train station Doncaster who help travelers with every need. There are also ramps to increase mobility options. Train announcements and dispatch boards show the next departure for every train, where the specific coach will be located, and when the train is arriving. The train station Doncaster has also made it easier for a wheelchair user to get from the parking area to the station without any assistance. There is step-free access coverage and wheelchairs available. The ticket office is open from 5:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For advance purchases, the opening hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Local tips: the train station points of interest

Travelers can visit the Frenchgate Shopping Center located in the heart of the town center with easy access from the South and North. The shopping center can also be accessed by train or bus through the transport interchange at the center. Travelers may shop from the wide selection of stores, and it takes less than five minutes to get there from the train station Doncaster. It has excellent facilities, restrooms, escalators, and plenty of affordable choices in the food court. Travelers can also visit Minster Church of St George, which is less than half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the train station. The church has been standing strong for over eight centuries. The Minster is richly decorated inside and outside with stone carvings. Vacationers might consider going to Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, which is less than a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the train station Doncaster. The museum has interesting exhibits and a very informative history of the area.