Sit back and relax on a CrossCountry train from Sheffield to Doncaster. Enjoy amazing savings on Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
Travel between Sheffield and Doncaster in style with CrossCountry. It’s a quick journey – under 30 minutes – between these two standout Yorkshire cities. When you arrive, you’ll be right in the heart of Doncaster and ready to explore.
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Travelling to Doncaster
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Travelling from Sheffield to Doncaster
Situated in the lush greenery of Yorkshire, Doncaster is a perfect blend of old and new. It mixes its market town and horse racing heritage with loads of shopping, dining and outdoor adventure options – creating a great place to spend a day or even a week. Whatever the reason for your journey to this fascinating town, Doncaster is sure to charm and enthral.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Doncaster?
Yes, CrossCountry provides regular direct train services between Sheffield and Doncaster.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Doncaster?
On every CrossCountry train service, you can expect a comfy ride with lots of amenities. Choose your preferred seat, store your luggage in dedicated space and charge your electronics easily. You can also order hot and cold drinks, as well as light refreshments, from our at-seat service. For an extra level of comfort, consider upgrading to one of our First Class coaches.
Does Doncaster Station have step-free access?
Doncaster Station has step-free access and caters to those with a range of mobility needs. If required, you can get assistance reaching platforms, accessible ticket machines and a ramp for train access.
How far is the city centre?
Doncaster Station is conveniently located near many of Doncaster’s main attractions.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has three waiting rooms, which are great for families, as well as baby changing facilities. For those travelling in First Class, a dedicated lounge is also available.
For more information about Doncaster Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Doncaster
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Doncaster
For those continuing their journey from Doncaster, there are two options available: you can take a cab from the taxi rank at the station or use one of the regular bus services that connect the station to the city and its surrounding area.
Shopping in Doncaster
As a major market town, Doncaster has been attracting shoppers for centuries. The town’s current market is well worth a visit, having won the BBC Best Food Market in 2015. As the North’s biggest traditional market, it houses over 400 stalls that make up four indoor markets – the fish market, wool market, corn exchange and international food hall. It’s open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with an antiques market taking over on Wednesdays.
For a more modern shopping experience, visit the Frenchgate Shopping Centre in the heart of town. With over 120 stores, ranging from fashion to homewares, it has everything you need. And if you’re in search of a deal, check out the Lakeside Village Outlet. Only a few minutes by bus from the town centre, it offers major discounts on brands ranging from Gap to M&S.
Culture in Doncaster
Doncaster has more than just amazing history and shopping; the town is home to cultural experiences galore. Museum lovers can enjoy a trip to one of two aviation-themed museums, while architecture buffs will be in awe of Doncaster Minster and the 18th century Mansion House.
Children will have a blast at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, where they can see polar bears, tigers and more. After hours, adults can relax with a pint or a cocktail at one of the town’s many pubs and bars. And if you feel like venturing further, the Yorkshire Dales are always right on your doorstep for walks, hikes and camping!