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.
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3 h 2 m
Trains per day
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.
|Average train duration||2 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||£38 (€43)|
|Train frequency||15 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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