Doncaster to Manchester train

Fri, 31 May
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Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Cheapest

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

Transpennine Express
09:421h23
Doncaster
11:05Manchester
£161One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:431h22
Doncaster
10:05Manchester
£181One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
13:421h23
Doncaster
15:05Manchester
£191One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
05:361h29
Doncaster
07:05Manchester
£191One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:191h59
Doncaster
10:18Manchester
£361One-way
0 changes

Train timetableDoncaster to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 31 May
Transpennine Express
13:421h23
Doncaster
15:05Manchester
0 changes
Transpennine Express
05:361h29
Doncaster
07:05Manchester
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:431h22
Doncaster
10:05Manchester
0 changes
Transpennine Express
09:421h23
Doncaster
11:05Manchester
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:191h59
Doncaster
10:18Manchester
0 changes

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Train times from Doncaster to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 22 m

Average

1 h 31 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

73 km

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

Transpennine Express
08:431h22
Doncaster
10:05Manchester
£181One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
13:421h23
Doncaster
15:05Manchester
£191One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
09:421h23
Doncaster
11:05Manchester
£161One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
05:361h29
Doncaster
07:05Manchester
£191One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:191h59
Doncaster
10:18Manchester
£361One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Doncaster to Manchester

distanceDistance45 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail (3), East Coast or CrossCountry

Trains from Doncaster to Manchester cover the 45 miles long route taking on average 1 h 21 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail (3), East Coast or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Doncaster and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: TransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail (3) trains Doncaster to Manchester

Travel to Manchester from Doncaster from £12 with Omio’s train partners TransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail (3)! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Train information from Doncaster to Manchester with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: £115
  • East Coast frequency: 10 a day

Trains from Doncaster to Manchester

There are plenty of trains from Doncaster to Manchester throughout the week on this quick, well-served route where journeys can take as little as one hour 20 minutes. Passengers can travel to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria depending on the operator and personal preference. All of the city stations are within walking distance of each other and are located in the city centre for easy transfers.

Which train companies travel from Doncaster to Manchester?

Services between Doncaster and Manchester are operated by First Transpennine Express and East Midlands Trains. Each of the train companies has around one service on this busy route per hour and sometimes more than one an hour at particularly busy times.

How long is the train from Doncaster to Manchester?

The fastest service is operated by First Transpennine Express and takes just one hour and 20 minutes without any changes. It's also the cheapest service and runs several times during the day. Some services have a change at Leeds or Sheffield but few take longer than two hours in total.

How many trains are there from Doncaster to Manchester?

This is a well-served route and trains operate from around 6:00 a.m. until after 10:00 p.m. on weekdays. At weekends, they start at around 8:00 a.m. Passengers will find at least two trains every hour and sometimes up to four between the two operators. The majority of services are concentrated around commuter hours. The final service of the day tends to leave just after 11:00 p.m. but takes around four hours.

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

Departure train station: Doncaster Railway Station is located on Station Street in Doncaster. Onward travel is made easy with taxi ranks, buses and airport shuttles available directly outside the station.  Inside, travellers will find a lounge, ticket facilities, ATMs, retail and food outlets, a newsagent, coffee bar, seating areas, information screens and trolleys. WiFi is available and there are also public telephones.

Arrival train station: Trains to Manchester arrive at either Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road, depending on the service and the operator. These stations are all located in the city centre and are ideal for transfers. Each has ticketing facilities, coffee kiosks, retail outlets, ATMs, accessible toilets, seating areas and more.

FAQs: Doncaster to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Doncaster to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Manchester can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Doncaster to Manchester is £20; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Doncaster to Manchester train travel time is 1 h 21 min   for the 45 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Doncaster to Manchester leaves at 05: 36. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Doncaster to Manchester leaves at 14: 43.
There are 25 trains a day from Doncaster to Manchester which require at least one change with TransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail (3), East Coast or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Doncaster to Manchester.
For the journey from Doncaster to Manchester you can take a train with TransPennine Express, East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail (3), East Coast or CrossCountry. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Doncaster to Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

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 Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Doncaster to Manchester is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Doncaster to Manchester including taking a train or coach.

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