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Trains from Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster

Are you heading to Doncaster soon? From castles steeped in history and tranquil nature reserves to world-class horseracing events and stunning attractions, there’s much to discover.

Whether you want to visit for a day or you’re staying a little longer, get there with ease when you take a Grand Central train from Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster. We’ll make sure you enjoy a smooth, relaxing journey before you arrive at this historic market town.  

To help you plan your trip, read on. This guide includes everything you need to know, including how to get a great deal on your fare, the latest Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train times, and ideas for what you might want to get up to during your visit.

How frequent is the Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train?

To find our train services to Doncaster, simply look out for the GC logo when planning your trip. 

Our Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster trains run three times a day on weekdays and Saturdays starting at 07:40. On Sundays, there are three services, with the first at 08:46. These services are subject to change, however, so check ahead before you book.  

What is the average journey time on a Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train?

Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train times average at 50 minutes, so you can be in the town and ready to explore in under an hour. Whichever service to Doncaster you choose, you will enjoy an easy journey when you travel with us.

What services are there on Grand Central trains to Doncaster?

We want your journey to be as enjoyable and fuss-free as possible. That’s why we offer a whole range of onboard facilities on all Grand Central trains from Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster. Why not indulge in First Class travel? Our standard seating is designed to keep you comfortable but upgrading to First Class takes things up a level. Lay back in the reclining seats and use the extra legroom to stretch out.

You can also stay connected during your journey. The free Wi-Fi service allows you to easily check your emails, catch up on work calls, or listen to a podcast, saving you the worry of running out of data.

Whichever onboard service you choose, you can make the journey your own.

Which ticket do I need for my Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train?

When you find the Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train times that work for you, you can book your train tickets right here. Take your pick from our different ticket types. Each is designed to work for a range of travel needs and the one you choose will be based on factors such as when you want to travel and the number of people you’ll be travelling with.

Do you have a fixed time and date in mind? If so, Advance fares are the perfect fit as you can book specific trains. Should you want to be a little more flexible about when you arrive, an Off-peak ticket might be right for you. These are usually cheaper than other ticket types and valid for travel outside of rush hour, so you can travel when it’s not as busy.  

For even more freedom about when you hop on board, our Anytime train tickets could be ideal. These are valid on any Grand Central train, and you’re not committed to a specific travel time.

There are other things to consider when booking your ticket. For instance, will you need to book a return journey? You’ll need to arrange tickets for both ways if you’re doing a day trip and Wakefield is your final destination. If Doncaster is your last stop, you’ll need a Single ticket.

Should you have any questions about your Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train tickets, feel free to get in touch. Our team is on hand to help you book and offer any guidance.

How can I secure tickets for a Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train?

For cheap train tickets from Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster, book ahead when you can. The fare usually costs less if you arrange your tickets in advance rather than buy on the day. Check out the train timetable as soon as you know when you want to travel and secure a great price for your tickets.  

Another way to save is to invest in a Railcard. If you’re eligible for one of these cards, you could get as much as 1/3 off most rail travel, plus it’s valid for a year so you could enjoy cheaper train journeys for longer. There’s a range of Railcards available, so it’s worth checking to see if you fit the criteria for one.

How do I book tickets for a Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train?

It’s easy to book your train tickets from Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster. Begin by looking at our journey planner and letting us know your travel information.

When you select the fare and times that work for you, you can choose how you want to receive your tickets. Options include delivery by post, an e-ticket sent via email, or you can collect your tickets from the vending machine at the station – they’ll be available on the day you’re travelling.

During this part of the booking process, you’ll be asked to reserve a seat. Seat reservations are needed on all our trains, so be sure to complete this step.  

When you’re ready, click the ‘continue’ button and check over your journey details. When you’re sure everything’s correct, you’ll be asked to pay. From there, you’ll be booked onto your Doncaster train.

Things to do in Doncaster

Doncaster – or ‘Donny’ if you’re a local – is a town with a long history and unique charm.

One of the longest-standing staples of life here is Doncaster Market. For over 2,000 years, this has been one of the major draws for residents and visitors alike.

Today, the market runs three times a week and includes major highlights like the Corn Exchange. This restored Victorian building is filled with stores offering everything from fashion and food to wool and watch repairs. As well as wares for sale, the Corn Exchange has an area called The Forum, which is dedicated to crafting. Here, you can try card making and other activities.

Here for the races? Doncaster plays host to the St Ledger festival, the oldest classic horse race in the world. Held at Doncaster Racecourse, this annual event attracts over 54,000 racing lovers from across Yorkshire and beyond.

If you long to step back in time, there are several sites to head to while you’re here. The Grade I-listed Mansion House is a must for history buffs. This is one of just three original Georgian mansion houses in the country and its awe-inspiring architecture is well worth a visit. You’ll also find stately homes such as Brodsworth Hall nearby.

Conisbrough and Tickhill castles can also be found here. These two impressive Norman creations are stunning fortresses. Although it’s tricky to book a visit to Tickhill, it’s possible to book tours of Conisbrough Castle, which inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe and is filled with carefully restored areas that allow visitors to envisage what life was like here over the centuries.  

Board the next Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster train to explore this Yorkshire town and its stunning surroundings for yourself. 

  • Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
    • Monday - Friday
      Bradford Interchange 06:56 07:56 10:22 14:50
      Low Moor 07:02 08:02 10:28 14:56
      Halifax 07:10 08:10 10:36 15:03
      Brighouse 07:20 08:24 10:47 15:17
      Mirfield 07:26 08:32 10:54 15:24
      Wakefield Kirkgate 07:40 08:55 11:14 15:39
      Pontefract Monkhill 07:59      - 11:34 15:55
      Doncaster 08:31 09:30 12:03 16:22
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:09 11:14 13:44 18:08
    • Saturday
      Bradford Interchange 06:55 08:44 10:22 15:23
      Low Moor 07:02 08:50 10:28 15:29
      Halifax 07:10 08:57 10:36 15:36
      Brighouse 07:20 09:13 10:47 15:48
      Mirfield 07:27 09:20 10:55 15:56
      Wakefield Kirkgate 07:40 09:40 11:14 16:16
      Pontefract Monkhill 07:59 09:57 11:32 16:33
      Doncaster 08:33 10:23 12:04 17:08
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:07 11:58 13:44 18:47
    • Sunday
      Bradford Interchange 07:57 12:09 15:08 15:59
      Low Moor 08:04 12:15 15:14 16:05
      Halifax 08:11 12:22 15:21 16:12
      Brighouse 08:21 12:32 15:36 16:22
      Mirfield 08:29 12:39 15:43 16:30
      Wakefield Kirkgate 08:46 12:56 16:02 16:44
      Pontefract Monkhill       -      -      -       -
      Doncaster 09:11 13:21 16:27 17:13
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:40 14:53 17:58 18:44
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.