There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Doncaster by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Doncaster

$108 - $166

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Bus National Express  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Doncaster National Express

$19 - $25

6 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Doncaster

$88 - $133

Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Doncaster

$91 - $170

Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange M33

$31 - $53

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Doncaster 204 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Cardiff, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Doncaster

$87 - $371

Train to Bristol, fly, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Doncaster

$89 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Doncaster is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Doncaster is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Doncaster. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Doncaster. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Doncaster via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Doncaster is 166 miles. The road distance is 204 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Doncaster without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Cardiff to Doncaster, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Doncaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Doncaster train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Doncaster is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £40 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Doncaster.
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  • Distance: 166.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Doncaster, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Doncaster via Birmingham New Street in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Cardiff to Doncaster 4 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Newcastle to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
LNER
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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