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Days out by Rail in Doncaster

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Known widely for its ties to the world of horse racing, Doncaster is the perfect choice for anyone with a strong interest in both history and horses, as the racecourse at Doncaster is one of the oldest in the world.

It’s not all equine-focused though - “Donny” as it’s known locally, is actually the birthplace of quite an unusual trio; Paddington Bear, the modern-flushing toilet, and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson!

Just a stone’s throw from Doncaster station you’ll find the perfect pitstop for a much-needed brew such as the Back in Time café or Dreambakes are both under a 10-minute walk, listed landmarks like the Mansion House that showcase the architecture of years-gone-by, or for those who prefer to immerse themselves in nature, animal experiences such as Reptile Rendezvous and Furry Friends can be reached in 7-minutes by foot.  

Our favourite days out – handy guides and information 

Don’t forget to download a copy of our ‘Days out by Rail in Doncaster’ to take with you on your next trip! 

To view the other handy guides and favourite days out in our series of ‘Days out by Rail’, simply visit any of the following:

Timetable - WR Southbound

  • 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.

Timetable - WR Northbound

  • London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
    • Monday - Friday
      London Kings Cross 10:57 14:57 16:27 19:48
      Doncaster 12:35 16:31 18:04 21:22
      Pontefract Monkhill 12:58 16:55       -       -
      Wakefield Kirkgate 13:15 17:14 18:31 21:51
      Mirfield 13:27 17:27 18:46 22:03
      Brighouse 13:36 17:35 19:54 22:11
      Halifax 13:48 17:47 19:06 22:26
      Low Moor 13:55 17:54 19:14 22:34
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 14:02 18:01 19:21 22:41
    • Saturday
      London Kings Cross 10:48 15:48 16:27 19:57
      Doncaster 12:22 17:21 18:05 21:34
      Pontefract Monkhill       -       -        - 22:03
      Wakefield Kirkgate 12:50 17:50 18:31 22:21
      Mirfield 13:02 18:02 18:46 22:33
      Brighouse 13:10 18:10 18:54 22:41
      Halifax 13:20 18:22 19:05 22:55
      Low Moor 13:27 18:30 19:13 23:02
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 13:35 18:40 19:19 23:11
    • Sunday
      London Kings Cross 11:50 15:50 18:53 19:26
      Doncaster 13:21 17:22 20:39 21:00
      Pontefract Monkhill       -       -      -       -
      Wakefield Kirkgate 13:45 17:51 21:00 21:24
      Mirfield 13:58 18:03 21:16 21:39
      Brighouse 14:06 18:11 21:23 21:46
      Halifax 14:19 18:22 21:34 21:58
      Low Moor 14:27 18:30 21:41 22:06
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 14:35 18:37 21:48 22:13
    • 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.