The cheapest trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£63

Average

£85

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.

The average ticket from Doncaster to Edinburgh will cost around £ 85 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 63.

Cheapest
13:11Doncaster3h04 16:15Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way
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10:10Doncaster3h02 13:12Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way
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11:10Doncaster3h00 14:10Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way
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15:11Doncaster3h05 18:16Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way
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14:11Doncaster3h03 17:14Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way

Timetable Doncaster to Edinburgh

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08:12Doncaster3h00 11:12Edinburgh Waverley
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08:19Doncaster3h03 11:22Edinburgh Waverley
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09:11Doncaster3h00 12:11Edinburgh Waverley
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09:15Doncaster3h47 13:02Edinburgh Waverley
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10:10Doncaster3h02 13:12Edinburgh Waverley
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11:10Doncaster3h00 14:10Edinburgh Waverley
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11:15Doncaster3h54 15:09Edinburgh Waverley
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12:11Doncaster3h05 15:16Edinburgh Waverley
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13:11Doncaster3h04 16:15Edinburgh Waverley
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13:15Doncaster3h50 17:05Edinburgh Waverley
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14:11Doncaster3h03 17:14Edinburgh Waverley
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14:15Doncaster3h53 18:08Edinburgh Waverley
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15:11Doncaster3h05 18:16Edinburgh Waverley
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
18 Oct
£63London North Eastern Railway
Tue
19 Oct
£63London North Eastern Railway
Wed
20 Oct
£63London North Eastern Railway
Thu
21 Oct
£44London North Eastern Railway
Fri
22 Oct
£63London North Eastern Railway
Sat
23 Oct
£44London North Eastern Railway
Sun
24 Oct
£44London North Eastern Railway
Mon
25 Oct
£58London North Eastern Railway
Tue
26 Oct
£52London North Eastern Railway
Wed
27 Oct
£48London North Eastern Railway
Thu
28 Oct
£44London North Eastern Railway
Fri
29 Oct
£53London North Eastern Railway
Sat
30 Oct
£36London North Eastern Railway
Sun
31 Oct
£36London North Eastern Railway
Mon
1 Nov
£35London North Eastern Railway
Thu
4 Nov
£40London North Eastern Railway
Sat
6 Nov
£28London North Eastern Railway
Sun
7 Nov
£21London North Eastern Railway

The fastest trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

3 h 17 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

301 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Doncaster for Edinburgh every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 301 km distance in an average of 3 h 17 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 54 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:12Doncaster3h00 11:12Edinburgh Waverley
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£701One-way
Fastest
11:10Doncaster3h00 14:10Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way
Fastest
09:11Doncaster3h00 12:11Edinburgh Waverley
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£701One-way
10:10Doncaster3h02 13:12Edinburgh Waverley
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£631One-way
08:19Doncaster3h03 11:22Edinburgh Waverley
1 changes
£1211One-way

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Train Information between Doncaster and Edinburgh

distanceDistance186 miles (300 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£55 (€62)
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 trip taking on average 2 h 54 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. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £55, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Doncaster and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies

CrossCountry between Doncaster and Edinburgh

Find the best trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £44. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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.

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Doncaster and Edinburgh with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Doncaster to Edinburgh as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Doncaster to Edinburgh train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Doncaster and Edinburgh on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 186 miles (300 km) route between Doncaster and Edinburgh with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

Doncaster to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

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

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Doncaster and Edinburgh are the following:

  • 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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Trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Edinburgh from Doncaster?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Doncaster and Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £44  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Doncaster to Edinburgh?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Doncaster to Edinburgh train to cost on average £55  one way.
How many miles is it from Doncaster to Edinburgh by train?
The Doncaster to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 186 miles (300 km).
How long is the train journey between Doncaster and Edinburgh?
The Doncaster to Edinburgh train duration is on average 2 h 54 min, which is to be expected when travelling 186 miles (300 km) between Doncaster and Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Doncaster and arrival train station in Edinburgh?

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

Where is the departure train station in Doncaster located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Doncaster and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.

Which train providers can get me from Doncaster to Edinburgh?
If you're looking for trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh, you can rely on London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Doncaster to Edinburgh journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Edinburgh from Doncaster a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Doncaster to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Doncaster to Edinburgh?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Doncaster at 05: 10. The last train leaves from Doncaster at 11: 12. Check Omio for the latest train times from Doncaster to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Edinburgh from Doncaster to get 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 £55 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Edinburgh from Doncaster 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.