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Travelling from Pontefract to Doncaster by train

Fast trains from Pontefract to Doncaster take around 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 22 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Pontefract and Doncaster.

Are there direct trains from Pontefract to Doncaster?

Journeys between Pontefract and Doncaster usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Pontefract to Doncaster 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 25 departures.

How long is the train journey from Pontefract to Doncaster?

The Pontefract to Doncaster train travel time is normally about 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Pontefract to Doncaster train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Doncaster is usually scheduled to depart Pontefract around 06:31 and the last train is around 23:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Pontefract around 06:44, and the last at 23:09.

When to book Pontefract 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 Pontefract to Doncaster by train.

Which train companies operate between Pontefract and Doncaster?

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

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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

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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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