How to get from Doncaster to Manchester

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from Doncaster to Manchester

You can get from Doncaster to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Doncaster to Manchester on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:43Doncaster1h19 10:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£181One-way
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05:36Doncaster1h27 07:03Manchester Piccadilly
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£171One-way
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07:42Doncaster1h23 09:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£181One-way
06:27Doncaster1h36 08:03Manchester Piccadilly
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£181One-way
07:49Doncaster1h49 09:38Manchester Victoria
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£321One-way

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Travel Information between Doncaster and Manchester

distanceDistance45 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 1 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £17 • 1 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEast Midlands Railway or Transpennine Express

Travel 45 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Doncaster and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are East Midlands Railway or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Doncaster to Manchester.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Doncaster and Manchester. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Doncaster to Manchester, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A train journey is usually £9 less than a journey to Manchester by coach, which costs on average £26 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Doncaster is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 2 h 25 min.

You should expect to travel around 45 miles from Doncaster to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Doncaster to Manchester is:

  • 37 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Doncaster and Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Doncaster to Manchester:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Doncaster, Interchange to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Doncaster and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Doncaster to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with East Midlands Railway to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find East Midlands Railway Doncaster to Manchester tickets on Omio for £26.
  • Travel with Transpennine Express to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Transpennine Express Doncaster to Manchester tickets on Omio for £17.
Your journey from Doncaster to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Doncaster to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

Before travelling from Doncaster to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £26 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £17 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Doncaster to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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