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Train Information between Doncaster and Manchester

distanceDistance45 miles (72 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Doncaster to Manchester cover the 45 miles (72 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 21 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £15, but the average price of train tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Doncaster and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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.

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Trains from Doncaster to Manchester
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Doncaster and Manchester?
You can find a cheap train from Doncaster to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £15  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Doncaster to Manchester on average?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Doncaster to Manchester train prices are on average £16  one way.
What is the distance from Doncaster to Manchester via train?
The distance to Manchester from Doncaster by train is approximately 45 miles (72 km).
How long is the train journey between Doncaster and Manchester?
On average the Doncaster to Manchester train time is 1 h 21 min  covering the 45 miles (72 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in Doncaster goes to Manchester? Which train station do I come into Manchester from Doncaster?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Doncaster   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where do I find the Doncaster train station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester train station?

Passengers booking this journey 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 Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train companies can take me from Doncaster to Manchester?
Take the Doncaster to Manchester train with First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Doncaster to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Doncaster and Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Doncaster for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Doncaster and Manchester to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Doncaster and Manchester to cost on average £16 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Doncaster to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Doncaster
Manchester
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 between Doncaster and Manchester.