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Doncaster Train Station

Whether you’re coming home or going away for a few days, you’ll find that all the essentials are available for you at Doncaster train station. This is one of South Yorkshire’s major railway stations and it’s likely to see plenty more people hopping off the train here as Doncaster officially becomes a city.

Centrally located with connections across the north to major cities like York, Manchester, and Newcastle, Doncaster trains run regularly to London King’s Cross, which is just under two hours away.

Whatever the journey you’re on, Grand Central Doncaster trains will get you to where you need to be. They’ll do it in the best possible way too, thanks to the onboard services and features designed to make your journey relaxing.

For key information about Doncaster rail station, including facilities, opening times, and how to book your tickets, read on.

Where is Doncaster station?

Doncaster train station is in the centre of the city, making it ideally located for those wanting to wander around the centre. The famous market, which has been running for nearly 2,000 years, is a short eight-minute walk away. This is one of the main attractions for both residents and visitors alike. The market runs three times a week and includes highlights like the Corn Exchange, a restored Victorian building filled with stores and a crafting area.

Heading here for the races? Doncaster Racecourse is just 1.5 miles from the train station, where taxis are usually ready and waiting. If you’d prefer to walk, you can be there in under 40 minutes.


How do I buy tickets at Doncaster station?

There’s a ticket office service and ticket machine available at the station, so you can easily buy and collect tickets when you arrive. However, if you’re looking for cheaper tickets, you’re more likely to bag a bargain for your Doncaster trains if you buy before the day you’re planning on traveling.

There are different types of tickets available but finding the one that offers the best value for you will depend on how flexible you can be about when you travel. If you’re planning your travel to or from Doncaster rail station, the main ticket types are Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak.

Advance tickets could be ideal if you’re taking the train on a budget. These are cost-effective rail fares when you book ahead and know the time and date you want to travel. Plus, if you book Advance tickets with a valid email address or relevant railcard, you can get up to 50% student discount today.

If you need some flexibility, Anytime tickets can be used on any valid train, giving you the freedom to hop on board whenever works for you. If you can travel at less popular times, take select an Off-Peak train ticket. These are valid for train times outside the rush hour and tend to be cheaper than Peak tickets, making this a wallet-friendly way to travel.

There are even more ways to save when you choose Grand Central. Choose Multi-buy and Group Travel discounts on your Doncaster train travel for cheaper tickets.


Travelling from Doncaster station with Grand Central

What facilities are available on Grand Central trains?

Our fantastic onboard facilities offer a comfortable and enjoyable train journey, wherever you’re traveling to. On your Doncaster train, you can grab a bite to eat when you choose from our onboard menu, which includes hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and snacks.

You can also use the free Wi-Fi, available throughout the train. If you plan on catching up with emails, listening to music, or relaxing with an audiobook, you can easily do all three without using valuable data.

For a journey that offers more room, indulge in a First Class ticket. Take a seat in our large reclining seats, enjoy the extra leg room, and tuck into complimentary snacks and drinks.

How do I find Grand Central services at Doncaster rail station?

Use our journey planner to find Grand Central services to and from Doncaster station. This shows you where you can find the train that you want to travel on. Simply search for the logo when planning your trip to find our train services at a glance. Once you’ve found the one you want, follow the steps and book your travel.

When you choose the train times and dates that work for you, you’ll be prompted to tell us how you want to receive your tickets. We’ll get them to you by e-ticket or post, depending on your preference. You can also collect your tickets from the machine at the station – they’ll be ready and waiting for you on the day of your journey.

At this point in the booking process, you’ll be asked to reserve a seat. Seat reservations are needed on all our trains, so follow this step to complete your booking.

Next, select the ‘Continue’ button and check your journey details. When you’ve decided everything’s correct, all you’ll need to do is pay and you’ll be booked on your Doncaster train.


Where do I catch my train?

While you’re at Doncaster station, it can be helpful to know the layout so that you can easily find your platform. There are nine platforms that can be easily accessed via lifts and a subway.

There are two entrances to the station. The first of these is adjacent to the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, and the second is accessible from the drop-off zone on Trafford Way.

Doncaster Train Station

What are Doncaster train station's opening hours?

Doncaster station opening hours are:

MONDAY - THURSDAY
05:15:00 - 20:00:00

FRIDAY
05:15:00 - 21:00:00
SATURDAY
05:15:00 - 20:00:00
SUNDAY
08:00:00 - 20:00:00


Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 05:45 to 20:00
Saturday - 06:00 to 19:00
Sunday - 08:00 to 18:00

Doncaster

Doncaster station
Station Court
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN1 1PE

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Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 05:45 to 20:00
Saturday - 06:00 to 19:00
Sunday - 08:00 to 18:00

  • YES Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • YES Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

Station message:

First Class lounge access at Doncaster is only available to holders of London North Eastern Railway (LNER) or "Any permitted" tickets.

  • Accessibility
    • Accesible Ticket Machine

      .

    • Accessible Public Telephones YES Yes
    • Accessible Taxis
    • First Class Lounge 1
    • Help Points No
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter YES Yes
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop YES Yes
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down YES Yes
    • National Key Toilets YES Yes
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available YES Yes
    • Impaired Access Staff Help Hours Monday - Friday - 05:15 to 01:30
      Saturday - 05:15 to 01:15
      Sunday - 07:30 to 01:30
    • Accessible Taxis

      Advance booking not required

    • Helpline
    • Helpline Contact Details 03457 225 225 or 18001 03457 225 225 (Text relay service)
    • Helpline Contact URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Impared Mobility Set Down

      station front

    • National Key Toilets The National key toilets are located on Platforms 3a and 8; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from the Customer Information Points on Platforms 4 and 8.
    • Step Free Access

      This station has step free access to all platforms.

      This station is a category A station according to the Office of Rail and Road station classification system https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955.

      Doncaster has a RNIB Map for All located outside the main entrance adjacent to the taxi rank

      Staff can deploy station ramps at all times when trains are operating through this station to help customers who need step-free access board any train at this station. Where in circumstances beyond our control station staff are not available, on train staff can deploy the on board ramp if necessary.


      Coverage: whole Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage Whole Station
    • Staff Help When arriving for booked or turn-up-and-go assistance, the meeting point is the Customer Information Point on the main concourse (or ticket office outside the times of 08:15 - 18:00). Staff are available to provide Passenger Assist at all times that trains are operating for customers who have booked or who travel as turn-up-and-go. Assistance is available both to board/alight trains and also navigating around the station.
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Monday - Friday - 05:45 to 20:00
      Saturday - 06:00 to 19:00
      Sunday - 08:00 to 18:00
  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability No
  • Station Hours
    • Station Hours

      MONDAY - THURSDAY
      05:15:00 - 20:00:00

      FRIDAY
      05:15:00 - 21:00:00
      SATURDAY
      05:15:00 - 20:00:00
      SUNDAY
      08:00:00 - 20:00:00

  • Station Seating Areas
    • First Class Lounge Hours Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 20:45
      Saturday - 06:00 to 20:45
      Sunday - 08:00 to 20:45
  • Restrooms
    • Toilets YES Yes
    • Baby Change YES Yes
    • Toilets Note The toilets are adjacent to Platforms 3 and 4. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 3a and 8; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Customer Information Points on Platforms 4 and 8. Toilet opening hours are at all times that the station is open.
  • Priority Lounge Information
    • First Class Lounge: Note

      Located

      Platform 3A

      Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges

      Tickets Accepted 

      • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
      • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
      • Any London North Eastern Railway First Class packages
      • London North Eastern Railway First Advance (routed LNER/LNER& connections)
      • London North Eastern Railway First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
      • London North Eastern Railway First Class Flat Fare (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
      • London North Eastern Railway Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER/LNER & connections)
      • London North Eastern Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER/LNER& connections)
      • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
      • Weekend First

        Restricted tickets

      • All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Caledonian Sleepers

      Facilities

      Toilets, Newspapers.

      Refreshments

      Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits

      Wi-Fi

      Available

      Showers

      Not available

  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details Parking 1:

      Operator Name: London North Eastern Railway
      Name: M S C P Frenchgate Shopping Centre
      Spaces: 500
      Charges:
      Off-peak: £6.75
      PerHour: £2.50
      Daily: £13.50
      Weekly: £54.00
      Monthly: N/A
      ThreeMonthly: N/A
      SixMonthly: N/A
      Annual: £1485.00
      Saturday: £6.75
      Sunday: £6.75
      Note:

      Going away for a long weekend? Park from 10:00 on Friday until 14:00 on Monday for just £12.

      Simply purchase your ticket at the car park on the day.



      Number Accessible Spaces: 25
      Accessible Spaces Note: Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders. A valid International Blue Badge still needs to be displayed when parking in the relevant bays.

      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: No
      Open:
      Monday - Friday - open 24h
      Saturday - open 24h
      Sunday - open 24h
      Url: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

      Parking 2:

      Charges:
      Off-peak: N/A
      PerHour: N/A
      Daily: N/A
      Weekly: N/A
      Monthly: N/A
      ThreeMonthly: N/A
      SixMonthly: N/A
      Annual: N/A
      Saturday: N/A
      Sunday: N/A

      Cctv: No
      Url: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

  • Other transportation
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Pick Up / Drop Off outside the front of the station and park in the station overflow car park.

  • Other amenities
    • Tourist Information Office No
    • Waiting Room YES Yes
    • Waiting Room Note

      This station has heated waiting rooms available. Seating is available at an accessible height in the waiting room and on platforms

      Platform 3 opening hours - 05:00 - 22:30

      Platform 4 North Waiting Room opening hours -  05:00 - 01:30

      Platform 4 South Waiting Room opening hours  - 05:00 - 22:30

       

    • Waiting Room Open Note Closed until further notice
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops YES Yes
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet YES Yes
  • Airport
    • Note Bus services to Robin Hood (Doncaster Sheffield) Airport from Doncaster Interchange (adjacent to rail station): Daily, regular Airport Shuttle bus service 707, operated by Wilfreda Beehive. Daily, frequent bus route 91, operated by First. www.firstgroup.com/ukbus (http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus). Daily, regular bus route X19, operated by Stagecoach. www.stagecoachbus.com/about/yorkshire (http://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/yorkshire) 
    • Availability YES Yes
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability 1
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Location

      Within car park

    • Note

      CCTV is via British Transport Police office.

    • Sheltered YES Yes
    • Spaces 62
    • Type Stands
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format  here (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/posters/DON.pdf)
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
  • Alternative Station Code
    • National Location Code DON
    • Sixteen Character Name DONCASTER.
  • Taxi Information
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Note Doncaster is alarge station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operator who accept bookings is Doncaster Station Taxis 01302 368 636
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: Yes

      Collection is available for Smart tickets bought online. 

    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Customer Service Note Two machines on concourse and three machines inside travel centre.
    • Penalty Fares TP
  • Station Information
    • Baby Change YES Yes
    • Post Box YES Yes
    • ATM YES Yes
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property 1
    • Shops YES Yes
    • Seated Area YES Yes
    • Station Buffet YES Yes
    • Showers No
    • Trolley YES Yes
    • Wifi YES Yes
    • Waiting Room YES Yes
    • Lost Property Phone number: 03457 225333
    • Lost Property: URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Customer Service Note We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.  
    • Lost Property Number 03457 225333
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Station Location & Directions
    • Longitude -1.140234479
    • Latitude 53.5214971
  • Rental Car
    • Availability No
  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone YES Yes
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi www.btwifi.com/find (http://www.btwifi.com/find) 
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
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