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Trains from Bradford to Doncaster

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Are you ready to explore spectacular nature reserves or step back in time to explore not one, but two historic castles? Whether you’re planning a day trip or you’re staying a little longer, take a Grand Central train from Bradford to Doncaster. Whatever you’re planning for your visit to this historic market town, you can get there in no time on one of our trains. 

To help you plan your trip, read on. This guide includes everything you need to know, from the latest Bradford to Doncaster train times to how to get a great deal on your fare. All that will be left for you to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey in comfort. 

How frequent is the Bradford to Doncaster train?

Our Bradford to Doncaster trains run three times a day on weekdays and Saturdays starting at 06:55 on weekdays. These times to Doncaster are likely to be updated, so be sure to check before you book.  

Finding our train services to Doncaster is easy. Simply look out for the GC logo when planning your trip. 

What is the average journey time on a Bradford to Doncaster train?

Our trains from Bradford to Doncaster take an average of 1 hour 40 minutes. Whichever train from Halifax to Bradford you choose, you will enjoy an easy, relaxing journey when you travel with us. 

Which ticket do I need for my Bradford to Doncaster train?

Once you’ve found the Bradford to Doncaster train times that suit you, you’ll be ready to book your train tickets. We offer different ticket types designed to suit a range of travel needs. The one you choose will depend on factors such as the time you want to travel and the number of people in your party.

If you know exactly when you want to travel, we have Advance fares that let you book specific trains. If you can be flexible about when you arrive and want to bag a bargain, an Off-Peak ticket might be right for you. These are usually valid for travel outside of rush hour and are cheaper than tickets that cover travel during the morning and evening commute. 

Alternatively, our Anytime train tickets from Bradford to Doncaster could be what you need. These can be used on any valid Grand Central train, meaning you’re not committed to a specific travel time. 

The ticket you choose will also depend on whether you need to book a Return to Bradford. You’ll need to arrange tickets for both ways if you’re doing a day trip and Bradford is your final destination. If Doncaster is your last stop, you’ll need a Single ticket. 

What services are there on Grand Central trains from Bradford to Doncaster?

Take your pick from a selection of onboard facilities on all Grand Central trains to Doncaster. The free Wi-Fi service allows you to easily check your emails or download a podcast without worrying about running out of data.

There’s also the option to select First Class travel. Our standard seating is extremely comfortable but upgrading to First Class takes things to the next level. Lay back in reclining seats and use the extra leg room to stretch out.
Whichever onboard service you choose, you can make the journey out of Bradford your own. 

How can I secure tickets for a Bradford to Doncaster train?

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets from Bradford to Doncaster, the fare usually costs less if you book ahead rather than buying on the day. So, to get the best price for your journey, check out the train timetable as soon as you know when you want to travel. 

Another way to save on rail travel is to invest in a Railcard. If you’re eligible, you could get as much as 1/3 off most ticket prices, plus it’s valid for a year so you could enjoy cheaper train journeys for longer. There are different Railcards available, so it’s worth checking to see if there’s one that works for you. 

How do I book tickets for a Bradford to Doncaster train?

We’ve made it easy for you to book your trip on a train from Bradford to Doncaster. Start the process by heading to our journey planner and letting us know your travel information. 

Once you’ve selected the train times and fare that suits you, you can decide on how you want your tickets to be delivered. You could opt for an e-ticket, have them sent to you in the post, or collect your tickets from the vending machine at the station on the day you’re travelling. During this process, you’ll also be asked if you’d like to reserve a seat for your journey, so be sure to let us know if you want to select a seat.  

When you’ve completed these booking stages, click on the ‘Continue’ button, double check your journey details, and, when you’re sure everything’s correct, pay. From there, you’re all booked for your Doncaster trip. 

Things to do in Doncaster

Doncaster is affectionately known as Donny by the locals, and is a place filled with historic sites and a bustling centre. 

Dating back over 2,000 years, Doncaster market is one of the town’s major attractions that still runs three times a week. People travel here to visit highlights including the Corn Exchange, a spectacular restored Victorian building packed with stores offering fashion and furnishings and  confectionery. The Forum, a craft area located upstairs in the Corn Exchange, is where visitors can try their hands at card making and other activities. 

Another historic gem is the Grade I-listed Mansion House. This is one of just three original Georgian mansion houses in the country and its awe-inspiring architecture is well worth a visit. 

Do you love horse racing? Doncaster is home to the St Ledger, the oldest classic horse race in the world. Held at Doncaster Racecourse, this event is held annually and attracts racing lovers from across Yorkshire and beyond. 

You can also explore Conisbrough and Tickhill castles – two impressive Norman creations that still stand today; check out nearby stately homes such as Brodsworth Hall; and discover a railway heritage that dates to 1853. 

Hop on the next Bradford to Doncaster train to explore this charming town and stunning surrounding area for yourself.  

Timetable - WR Southbound

Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

  • Peak services (except Fridays)
  • Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.