Doncaster to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

£18

Average

£24

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.

First Transpennine Express
09:42Doncaster1h22 11:04Manchester
0 changes
£181One-way
Transpennine Express
18:42Doncaster1h21 20:03Manchester
0 changes
£181One-way
Northern Rail
09:21Doncaster2h11 11:32Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way
East Midlands Railway
07:32Doncaster2h05 09:37Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way
Northern Rail
07:22Doncaster2h12 09:34Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way

Train schedule Doncaster to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 23 May
Northern Rail
07:22Doncaster2h12 09:34Manchester
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East Midlands Railway
07:32Doncaster2h05 09:37Manchester
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:42Doncaster1h22 10:04Manchester
0 changes
Northern Rail
09:21Doncaster2h11 11:32Manchester
0 changes
First Transpennine Express
09:42Doncaster1h22 11:04Manchester
0 changes
Transpennine Express
18:42Doncaster1h21 20:03Manchester
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Fastest train times from Doncaster to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 21 m

Average

1 h 45 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

73 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Doncaster for Manchester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transpennine Express
18:42Doncaster1h21 20:03Manchester
0 changes
£181One-way
First Transpennine Express
09:42Doncaster1h22 11:04Manchester
0 changes
£181One-way
Transpennine Express
08:42Doncaster1h22 10:04Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way
East Midlands Railway
07:32Doncaster2h05 09:37Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way
Northern Rail
09:21Doncaster2h11 11:32Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way

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Overview: Train from Doncaster to Manchester

distanceDistance45 miles (72 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£19 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Railway, Transpennine Express or Northern Rail

Trains from Doncaster to Manchester cover the 45 miles (72 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 22 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Transpennine Express or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £19, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Doncaster to Manchester

Travel by train 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.
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Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Manchester from Doncaster for the next 7 days starting from £14  one way.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Doncaster to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £19  one way.
The Doncaster to Manchester train distance is approximately 45 miles (72 km).
The train time to Manchester from Doncaster is on average 1 h 22 min  for the 45 miles (72 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Doncaster and Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Doncaster   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Doncaster to Manchester, you can rely on East Midlands Railway, Transpennine Express or Northern Rail to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Doncaster to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains to Manchester from Doncaster per day with Transpennine Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Doncaster to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Doncaster to Manchester at 04: 36   or take the last train from Doncaster to Manchester leaving at 22: 25. Look for the latest Doncaster Manchester train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
You can find a train to Manchester from Doncaster to cost on average £19 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 from Doncaster to Manchester.

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