Doncaster to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£41

Average

£70

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

London North Eastern Railway
09:11Doncaster3h01 12:12Edinburgh
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£411One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:12Doncaster3h00 10:12Edinburgh
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£521One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:11Doncaster3h07 23:18Edinburgh
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£551One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:11Doncaster3h00 11:11Edinburgh
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£691One-way
London North Eastern Railway
12:11Doncaster3h04 15:15Edinburgh
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£1331One-way

Train schedule Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
London North Eastern Railway
07:12Doncaster3h00 10:12Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
08:11Doncaster3h00 11:11Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
09:11Doncaster3h01 12:12Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
12:11Doncaster3h04 15:15Edinburgh
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
20:11Doncaster3h07 23:18Edinburgh
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Fastest train times from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

301 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Doncaster for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
07:12Doncaster3h00 10:12Edinburgh
0 changes
£521One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:11Doncaster3h00 11:11Edinburgh
0 changes
£691One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:11Doncaster3h01 12:12Edinburgh
0 changes
£411One-way
London North Eastern Railway
12:11Doncaster3h04 15:15Edinburgh
0 changes
£1331One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:11Doncaster3h07 23:18Edinburgh
0 changes
£551One-way

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Overview: Train from Doncaster to Edinburgh

distanceDistance186 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency15 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh cover the 186 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 54 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Doncaster and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Doncaster to Edinburgh

You can travel by train between Doncaster and Edinburgh with CrossCountry for as low as £25. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

CrossCountry

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

Looking to travel by train from Doncaster to Edinburgh? Omio can help you find that perfect journey 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 to Edinburgh from Doncaster 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: 54 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 2 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Travel by train 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
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Doncaster to Edinburgh for as little as £25  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Edinburgh from Doncaster is £38  one way.
You should expect to travel around 186 miles  from Doncaster to Edinburgh by train.
On average the train from Doncaster to Edinburgh duration is 2 h 54 min  for the 186 miles long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Doncaster, is located 0.1 miles (199 m) from the city centre of Doncaster.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

For the best Doncaster to Edinburgh train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Doncaster to Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Doncaster to Edinburgh with London North Eastern Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Doncaster for Edinburgh is 15 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Doncaster to Edinburgh leaves at 05: 08. The last train departing from Doncaster to Edinburgh leaves at 20: 11. You can find the latest Doncaster to Edinburgh train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you book a train ticket between Doncaster and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £38 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Doncaster to 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.
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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.

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