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Doncaster to London by train

With four Grand Central direct services every weekday as well as weekend options, going from Doncaster to London by train couldn’t be easier.

In a bid to encourage our customers to explore the wonderful destinations along our routes this summer – and beyond – we’ve created an exciting series of videos that have all been shot from the comfort of Grand Central’s very own train carriages on four of our key journeys. You can view the journey between Doncaster to London via our 'Take the Scenic Route' videos on the links below:

Doncaster to London King's Cross (East view)

Doncaster to London King's Cross (West view)

Whether you are planning to be there and back in a day for a business meeting near London King’s Cross station, or are heading off for a long weekend to see a West End show with the family, there will be a train journey to suit you. Find information below on the journey itself, what train tickets from Doncaster to London are available and how to book.  

What is the average journey time from Doncaster to London?

The average journey duration from Doncaster to London King’s Cross is approximately 1 hour and 42 minutes, although journey times may vary depending on when you choose to travel and which train operator you travel with.

Journey times on weekends and bank holidays may also be longer. The best ways to find out how long your journey will be is to check when you book or look at our live Doncaster to London train times nearer to departure. 

What is the distance from Doncaster to London King’s Cross?

The distance from Doncaster to London by train is approximately 144 miles, however this will vary depending on which route you take.

What ticket do I need for a Doncaster to London train?

There are various ticket types available for your journey through to London. The best option for you will depend on the time of day, route and class that you require.

If you will be ending your journey in London, then you will need to purchase a Single ticket, but if you are planning to return back up north to Doncaster at some point, then a Return journey may be better for you.

There are lots of smart ways to find cheap train tickets from Doncaster to London. In general, Advance tickets are cheaper than tickets booked on the day of travel, regardless of whether purchasing a Single, Return or First Class fare. Further discounts can be gained if you have a Railcard or are travelling with young children.

For a full breakdown of all the different tickets available, you can view our ticket types page.

How do I book train tickets from Doncaster to London?

Once you are ready to purchase your tickets, you can select your ideal Doncaster to London train time and book online quickly and easily.

Simply enter your requirements into the booking page and a list of options will show up for you to choose from. Don’t forget to enter in any Railcards at this point to access cheap train fares from Doncaster to London.

Once you have booked your tickets, feel free to visit our blog for useful hints and tips to help you enjoy your journey even more. You’ll find advice on places to visit, business and family travel and more.

What is there to do once I arrive in the capital? 

Hopping on a Doncaster to London train opens up a world of possibilities. 

Families have a wealth of fascinating museums, zoos and more to choose from, all a short tube journey or walk from London King’s Cross station. And of course, don’t forget classic sights like the River Thames, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

For culture and nightlife enthusiasts, London is filled with live music and theatre venues alongside lively cocktail bars and highly rated restaurants. Or if you’re taking the train from Doncaster to London King’s Cross for business, you’ll find plenty of ideal meeting spots and business hubs nearby.      

You can find more ideas for activities and days out on our London destination page

  • Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
    • Monday - Friday
      Bradford Interchange 06:56 07:56 10:22 14:50
      Low Moor 07:02 08:02 10:28 14:56
      Halifax 07:10 08:10 10:36 15:03
      Brighouse 07:20 08:24 10:47 15:17
      Mirfield 07:26 08:32 10:54 15:24
      Wakefield Kirkgate 07:40 08:55 11:14 15:39
      Pontefract Monkhill 07:59      - 11:34 15:55
      Doncaster 08:31 09:30 12:03 16:22
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:09 11:14 13:44 18:08
    • Saturday
      Bradford Interchange 06:55 08:44 10:22 15:23
      Low Moor 07:02 08:50 10:28 15:29
      Halifax 07:10 08:57 10:36 15:36
      Brighouse 07:20 09:13 10:47 15:48
      Mirfield 07:27 09:20 10:55 15:56
      Wakefield Kirkgate 07:40 09:40 11:14 16:16
      Pontefract Monkhill 07:59 09:57 11:32 16:33
      Doncaster 08:33 10:23 12:04 17:08
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:07 11:58 13:44 18:47
    • Sunday
      Bradford Interchange 07:57 12:09 15:08 15:59
      Low Moor 08:04 12:15 15:14 16:05
      Halifax 08:11 12:22 15:21 16:12
      Brighouse 08:21 12:32 15:36 16:22
      Mirfield 08:29 12:39 15:43 16:30
      Wakefield Kirkgate 08:46 12:56 16:02 16:44
      Pontefract Monkhill       -      -      -       -
      Doncaster 09:11 13:21 16:27 17:13
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:40 14:53 17:58 18:44
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.