Doncaster to Edinburgh train

Wed, 29 May
+ Add return
QR-Code
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
rate4.9
42K ratings
Google Play
rate4.6
136K reviews

Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Doncaster to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

London North Eastern Railway
10:113h01
Doncaster
13:12Edinburgh
£471One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
12:112h58
Doncaster
15:09Edinburgh
£701One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
17:414h27
Doncaster
22:08Edinburgh
£741One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:113h05
Doncaster
16:16Edinburgh
£751One-way
0 changes

Train timetableDoncaster to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 May
London North Eastern Railway
10:113h01
Doncaster
13:12Edinburgh
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
12:112h58
Doncaster
15:09Edinburgh
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:113h05
Doncaster
16:16Edinburgh
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
17:414h27
Doncaster
22:08Edinburgh
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets Doncaster to Edinburgh by train or coach

Wed
29 May
Thu
30 May
Fri
31 May
Sat
01 Jun
Sun
02 Jun
Mon
03 Jun
Tue
04 Jun

Train times from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 58 m

Average

3 h 22 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

301 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Doncaster for Edinburgh every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
12:112h58
Doncaster
15:09Edinburgh
£701One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:113h01
Doncaster
13:12Edinburgh
£471One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:113h05
Doncaster
16:16Edinburgh
£751One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
17:414h27
Doncaster
22:08Edinburgh
£741One-way
0 changes

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Overview: Train from Doncaster to Edinburgh

distanceDistance186 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, CrossCountry or Lumo

Trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh cover the 186 miles long route taking on average 2 h 57 min with our travel partners like East Coast, CrossCountry or Lumo. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £58, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Doncaster and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: East Coast, CrossCountry and Lumo trains Doncaster to Edinburgh

East Coast, CrossCountry and Lumo trains will get you to Edinburgh from Doncaster from £58. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Lumo are an open access operator launched in 2021 owned by FirstGroup providing train travel from London to Scotland and the North-East of England. It runs between London and Edinburgh along the East Coast Main Line. Lumo trains offer 100% electric travel along with amenities like comforable seating, free WiFi & their LumoEats at-seat catering in their single Standard Class. Lumo offered two ticket types their advance tickets LumoFixed which are only valid on the date and train booked but are exchangeable prior to departure and their Anytime tickets which can be used on any Lumo train on the date of your ticket.

    Trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh

    There are over 20 departures throughout the day from the historic Yorkshire town of Doncaster to Scotland's picturesque capital city, from early morning through to mid-evening. This includes an even mix of direct trains and other equally fast options, with the journey usually taking somewhere in the region of 3 hours to 3 hours and 15 minutes.

    Which train companies travel from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

    Cross Country and London North Eastern Railway both provide services from Doncaster to Edinburgh. Travel durations are similar with both companies, but of the two, LNER offers the most options both in terms of departure times and ticket prices for a range of budgets.

    How long is the train journey from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

    The train ride from Doncaster to Edinburgh usually takes around 3 hours, although in a few cases it can be as long as 3 hours and 46 minutes (or a little over 8 hours if travelling overnight). There's a mixture of direct trains and those requiring changes, but generally speaking this makes little difference to the journey time.

    How many trains are there from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

    Trains for Edinburgh from Sheffield depart at a rate of about one or two an hour, with a slight increase in frequency around lunch time and early afternoon. Departures begin in the early morning, with service continuing regularly throughout the day until shortly after 8:00 p.m., with a single overnight departure too.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

    Departure train station: Doncaster train station is located next to the city's main shopping centre and 1.5 miles from Doncaster racecourse. The station has baby changing facilities, cafes with dining options, a sheltered taxi rank and plentiful parking in the adjoining Frenchgate shopping mall.

    Arrival train station:Edinburgh Waverley is a few steps from the boutiques of Princess Street and tourist sites such as Edinburgh Castle. Recently refurbished to the tune of £130 million, its facilities include showers, trolley points, photo booths, Wi-Fi, places to eat and retail outlets. Airport shuttles run from the Waverley Bridge stop just outside the station.

    FAQs: Doncaster to Edinburgh train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Doncaster to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Doncaster to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Doncaster to Edinburgh is £58; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    The train time to Edinburgh from Doncaster is on average 2 h 57 min   for the 186 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Doncaster and Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Doncaster to Edinburgh leaves at 06: 08. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Doncaster to Edinburgh leaves at 17: 10.
    There are 12 trains a day from Doncaster to Edinburgh which require at least one change with East Coast, CrossCountry or Lumo. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    For the best Doncaster to Edinburgh train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with East Coast, CrossCountry or Lumo. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Edinburgh from Doncaster to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Doncaster, which is located around 0.5 miles (770 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month to travel from Doncaster to Edinburgh by train is October.
    Yes, you can take a train between Doncaster and Edinburgh.

    Important Stations and Airports in Doncaster and Edinburgh

    Doncaster
    Edinburgh
    Doncaster is the most popular Doncaster railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Doncaster for your journey to Edinburgh.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transport options for Doncaster
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off outside the front of the station and park in the station overflow car park.

    More options for your journey from Doncaster to Edinburgh

    Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

    HomeTrainsTrain Times to Edinburgh Doncaster to Edinburgh train

    The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

    We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

    ios-badge
    android-badge
    Hand With Phone
    More routes, destinations and providers