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Cardiff to Doncaster by train

  • First train
    04:35
  • Last train
    21:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 58m
  • Distance
    267 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 54m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Doncaster by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Doncaster take around 3 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Doncaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Doncaster?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Cardiff 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 52 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Doncaster?

The Cardiff to Doncaster train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cardiff to Doncaster train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Doncaster is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 20:50.

When to book Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Doncaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Doncaster?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Doncaster to Cardiff by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.