How to get from Manchester to Doncaster

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from Manchester to Doncaster

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

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To get from Manchester to Doncaster on 18 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:17Manchester Piccadilly2h08 16:25Doncaster
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14:17Manchester Piccadilly2h08 16:25Doncaster
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Travel Information to Doncaster from Manchester

distanceDistance45 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail or Transpennine Express

Travel 45 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Manchester and Doncaster. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Northern Rail or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Doncaster.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Doncaster

Travel to Doncaster 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 Manchester to Doncaster.

You can travel from Manchester to Doncaster 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Doncaster, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Doncaster:

A train is generally £8 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £26 from Manchester to Doncaster.

The fastest way from Manchester to Doncaster is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 17 min.

Other travel options to Doncaster from Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Doncaster is:

  • Around 57 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to Doncaster 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 Manchester to Doncaster:

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

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

  • Northern Rail can get you to Doncaster by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Northern Rail from Manchester to Doncaster for £26 on Omio.
  • Travel with Transpennine Express to go to Doncaster by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Transpennine Express Manchester to Doncaster tickets on Omio for £18.

Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Doncaster with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 13 direct trains per day with Transpennine Express.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Doncaster as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Manchester and Doncaster.

Your journey from Manchester to Doncaster doesn't have to end in Doncaster. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Leeds or Sheffield. If you’d like to add London, Leeds or Sheffield to your Manchester to Doncaster trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Doncaster today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £26 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £18 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Doncaster 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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