Travel to Doncaster

Travel information in and around Doncaster:

Via road

Doncaster is at the heart of the UK and its motorway network, with the M18, M1, A1 (M), M62, M180 making access and travel so easy in and around Doncaster and to other parts of Yorkshire and beyond.

Car parking in Doncaster

There are many car parks in the Doncaster Borough and in addition to the off-street car parking there are on-street pay and display spaces.

Free parking is available at all council operated car parks after 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and all day on Sundays and Bank Holidays (except Good Friday). 

Trax FM broadcasts ‘Frenchgate Interchange Updates’ three times a day. This will include information about car parking in Doncaster town centre. Tune into 107.1 or 107.9 FM

For further information about car parks and street parking in Doncaster please visit Doncaster Council's website:

www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/transport-streets-parking/car-parking-in-doncaster 

Park & Ride

There are nine Park & Ride facilities in Doncaster. Please visit the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport website for further details:

www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/parkandridedoncaster/

Via rail

Over 108 trains pass through Doncaster station daily linking the town to the major cities of London, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle and further North. The East Coast Main Line is one of Europe's most important rail routes, linking England's and Scotland's capital and passing directly through Doncaster and the region.  

There are 64 trains daily to and from London with Virgin Trains East Coast, Grand Central Trains and First Hull Trains all operating on this route. Virgin Trains East Coast are proud owners of Doncaster Station which will see the arrival of the Azuma Trains in 2018 – operated by them bringing faster times, more frequency with a new standard of passenger travel and service.

Travel Times by Train

Doncaster to:Times
Sheffield 22mins
Leeds 37mins
Manchester 1hr 20mins
Newcastle 1hr 23mins
London King's Cross 1hr 28mins
Birmingham 1hr 29mins

To plan your journey to Doncaster using the rail service please visit the National Railway website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/DON.aspx or telephone 0845 748 4950. 

Via air

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is about 9 miles from the railway station and is the UK's fastest growing airport outside of London with 40 destinations making access to Europe and the world possible.

The airport is also served by regular dedicated bus services to Doncaster and Sheffield. There is also the airport's taxi partner, Little Arrow, operating around the clock and with a modern fleet. Little Arrow taxis can carry up to seven passengers at a time, can get groups of all sizes safely to the airport at any time of day or night. 

Via sea

Doncaster is also only one hour away from the Humber Ports, with P&O Ferries to and from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

Doncaster to:Miles/Kms
Doncaster Sheffield Airport 8.7/13kms
Sheffield 22/35kms
Leeds 31/50kms
Hull 47/75kms
Manchester 69/110kms
Birmingham 97/155kms
Newcastle 116/185kms
London 172/275kms
Edinburgh 252/403kms

For full directions to Doncaster via road please visit Google maps.