Preston to Doncaster by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    23:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 22m

Travelling from Preston to Doncaster by train

The fastest trains from Preston to Doncaster take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 107 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Doncaster.

Journeys between Preston and Doncaster usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Preston to Doncaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 44 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Doncaster is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 22:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 05:12, and the last at 23:43.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Preston to Doncaster train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Preston to Doncaster by train.

Which trains operate between Preston and Doncaster?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Preston to Doncaster, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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