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Overview: Train from Doncaster to Edinburgh

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£41 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh cover the 186 miles (300 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £28, but the average price of train tickets is £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Doncaster and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Doncaster to Edinburgh

For as little as £28 you can travel by train from Doncaster to Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Doncaster and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking to travel by train between Doncaster and Edinburgh? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Doncaster to Edinburgh train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Doncaster and Edinburgh, you can expect to travel 186 miles (300 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Edinburgh from Doncaster. Book that perfect Doncaster to Edinburgh train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

Train information from Doncaster to Edinburgh with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 35 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 3 a day

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Doncaster and Edinburgh, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

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FAQs

What is the cost of cheap trains to Edinburgh from Doncaster?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Doncaster to Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £28  one way.

What is the average price of train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Doncaster to Edinburgh train to cost on average £41  one way.

How far is it from Doncaster to Edinburgh by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Edinburgh from Doncaster via train to be approximately 186 miles (300 km).

What is the average Doncaster to Edinburgh train duration?

The train time from Doncaster to Edinburgh is on average 2 h 59 min  for the 186 miles (300 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Doncaster and Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Doncaster to Edinburgh, which train station in Doncaster do I depart from and which train station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Doncaster   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the train station in Doncaster to go to Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Edinburgh located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Doncaster and need to travel around 0.1 miles (199 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.2 miles (429 m) from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

For the route from Doncaster to Edinburgh you can take a train with London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Edinburgh from Doncaster on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Are there any direct trains to Edinburgh from Doncaster?

Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Doncaster to Edinburgh, and you can find a direct train for this route with London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains per day are there to Edinburgh from Doncaster?

The average number of trains departing Doncaster for Edinburgh is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from Doncaster to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Doncaster to Edinburgh?

The earliest train departing from Doncaster to Edinburgh leaves at 06: 10. The last train departing from Doncaster to Edinburgh leaves at 14: 16. You can find the latest Doncaster to Edinburgh train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh for the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket to Edinburgh from Doncaster within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £41 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Doncaster and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Doncaster
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Doncaster is Doncaster. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Doncaster for your trip to Edinburgh from Doncaster.