Doncaster to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Doncaster to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Doncaster to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Doncaster and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Doncaster to Cardiff?
Journeys between Doncaster and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Doncaster to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 47 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Doncaster to Cardiff?
The Doncaster to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Doncaster to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Doncaster around 05:57 and the last train is around 21:42.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Doncaster around 05:38, and the last at 20:59.
What's the Doncaster to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Doncaster to Cardiff are $48.45.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $54 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $68. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Doncaster to Cardiff 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 Doncaster to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Doncaster and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Doncaster to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Midland
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Cardiff to Doncaster by train