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Trains from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate

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Are you commuting to Wakefield for work, or just fancy a day out? Whether it’s business or leisure that’s bringing you to West Yorkshire, with Grand Central you can enjoy a peaceful, carefree journey on board one of our Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate trains.

This handy guide contains everything you need to know about travelling with Grand Central and will help to take any hassle out of planning your next trip.

Here you will find Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate train times that suit your journey, the range of services we offer and things to do when you get there, so that you’re well prepared for a trip to this cathedral city. 

How often is the Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate train?

On a weekday, our Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate train runs 4 times a day, with the first service departing from Doncaster at 12.35. On a Saturday, the first of our 4 services leaves Doncaster at 12.22 and a Sunday, the first of our 4 services at 13.21. Keep your eyes peeled for the GC logo when organising your trip so that you can ensure comfort and class when travelling with us. 

How long is the average journey on Grand Central trains from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate?

An average journey on Grand Central’s direct service from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate will take 50 minutes. All you have to do is find your seat, get comfortable with your favourite podcast or artist, send that important email and let us get you to Wakefield Kirkgate safely. 

What services can I enjoy on Grand Central trains from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate?

From the second you step on board at Doncaster to the moment you arrive at Wakefield Kirkgate, you can expect access to our exceptional range of facilities. 

You don’t have to worry about a thing, we’ve taken care of it! From our delicious range of food and drink to keep you fuelled up for your day ahead, to the free Wi-Fi – perfect for sending those last-minute emails or researching where you want to go in Wakefield. 

If you’re looking for luxury, more legroom and a laidback journey with a reclining seat, why not upgrade your train ticket to First Class and travel in style? As an added bonus, you can benefit from our at-seat service, complete with complimentary refreshments throughout the journey – you won’t have to move a muscle!  

Which ticket do I need for my Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate train?

The type of ticket you buy depends on a number of factors including how many people you’re travelling with, when you plan on travelling and whether you’ll be returning to Doncaster afterwards. If you are heading back after your trip to Wakefield, you’ll want to book a Return ticket. If you plan on staying in Wakefield for a while, a Single fare is best. 

Something else to consider when choosing your train ticket is how flexible with timings you can be. If you need to be in Wakefield for an important meeting at a specific time and you know which service will get you there, think about booking an Advance ticket. If you need a bit of flexibility in when you’ll arrive, an Anytime ticket will be suitable for getting you there.  

If you’re able to avoid rush hour, then you can make use of our Off-peak fares. This means you can enjoy a quieter carriage and cheaper travel to your destination. 

Ready to book your trip? Check out our journey planner and fill in the details accordingly. If you’re still unsure about which ticket you should buy, speak to our friendly team and we’ll be happy to help get you back on track. 

How do I secure cheap train tickets from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate?

If you’re heading north and want to find cheap trains from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate, we recommend booking in advance. This way you can often bag yourself a better rate than booking on the day of travel as prices tend to rise the closer it gets to departure. 

You can save up to 1/3 off rail travel by booking your ticket with a Railcard. Railcards can cost as little as £20 depending on which version you qualify for and are valid for an entire year. They can be used on this route and others throughout the UK, so it’s worth checking online to see if you are suitable for one. 

How do I book my tickets for a Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate train?

Booking train tickets with us is a doddle. As soon as you’ve planned your journey and decided which train times suit you best, pop the dates into the journey planner and pick the right ticket for your type of travel. 

You’ll then be asked to choose how you’d prefer to receive your tickets. You can either collect them at your departure station, have them sent directly to your phone in the form of an e-ticket or have them delivered to you by post. It’s your choice! 

Before you finish, tap the ‘Continue’ button, check you’re happy with the details provided and proceed to your payment. There you have it! Your journey is booked.

Things to do in Wakefield Kirkgate

Wakefield is an English city located on the River Calder and eastern edge of the Pennines with an interesting history. Visit one of the beautiful vast open parks for a peaceful walk or picnic. Art fans will love the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Situated in the 18th-century Bretton Hall, this charitable trust and museum features artwork from across the globe. 
For spectacular shows and concerts to keep you entertained, visit the Theatre Royal and enjoy refreshments after at one of the many surrounding local pubs. 

If you’re looking for something that all of the family can enjoy, then Wakefield Museum is the place. Discover ancient history and animals from a lost world. With plenty to see and do, you’ll be sure to have a great day out after embarking on our Doncaster to Wakefield train. 

Timetable - WR Northbound

London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

  • 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.