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There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Doncaster by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Doncaster

$35 - $150

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Bus National Express  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street National Express

$24 - $31

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Bus Megabus UK  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Meadowhall Interchange M20

$34 - $57

Night train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Doncaster

$35 - $60

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Doncaster 212.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster

$73 - $216

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Doncaster

$73 - $240

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Doncaster

$102 - $306

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster

$98 - $338

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Doncaster is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Doncaster is to train which costs £30 - £120 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Doncaster. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Doncaster Town Centre, St Sepulchre Gate West via Meadowhall Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Doncaster. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Doncaster is 188 miles. The road distance is 212.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Doncaster without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £30 - £120.

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The train from Edinburgh to Doncaster takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Doncaster bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Doncaster train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Doncaster is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £30 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £45 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Doncaster.
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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Doncaster, England?

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to Doncaster every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. CrossCountry also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Edinburgh to Doncaster once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
LNER
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Derby to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Megabus UK
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 Edinburgh to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Edinburgh to Doncaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street.

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Edinburgh to Doncaster train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Doncaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Doncaster is 212 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Edinburgh to Doncaster.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Book your Edinburgh to Doncaster train tickets online with Loco2 and Rome2rio.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Doncaster. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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