Trains from Edinburgh to Doncaster

Edinburgh to Doncaster train information

Edinburgh Doncaster train map

Train duration 3h00m
Arrival Doncaster, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 187 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £44.90
Average train price £48.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Doncaster (Yorkshire and the Humber England) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

How far is it by train?

The train is a quick and simple solution to travel to Doncaster from Edinburgh. The average train time from Edinburgh to Doncaster is 3h00m to cover the 187 miles.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

The cheapest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £44.90 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Doncaster train tickets

from £44.90 MORE 3h01m

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Edinburgh - Doncaster: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute











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Days before Departure

Most of the time, the earlier you book your train, the cheaper it should be but there can be some exceptions. We had a look at the results from the last six months in order to identify the best time to purchase your train tickets Edinburgh to Doncaster. The figures reveal that getting your train from Edinburgh to Doncaster in advance can be more expensive.

We found seats at £34 when buying your train on the day you're travelling while you will have to pay a minimum of £43 if you get your train 3 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to purchase your seat is on the day you're travelling as it is 20% cheaper than 3 days in advance.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Doncaster trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Doncaster by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Doncaster to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£44.90 16/03/2024 10:00 17 days ago
£44.90 16/03/2024 08:00 17 days ago
£44.90 16/03/2024 09:00 17 days ago
£44.90 16/03/2024 11:00 17 days ago
£44.90 16/03/2024 09:30 17 days ago
£62.70 16/03/2024 10:05 Cross Country 17 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Doncaster train

Discount Edinburgh - Doncaster train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Edinburgh Doncaster train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

How much can I save with a railcard?

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase afterwards, you will spare money.

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Doncaster cost on average £47.87 (1). When dividing £88 by £47.87 (£88/£47.87 = 1.84), you can see that after only 2 one way journeys from Doncaster to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Doncaster train £47.87 £31.91 £15.96 1.84

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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