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Doncaster to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:34
  • Last train
    22:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 23m
  • Distance
    121 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 56m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Doncaster to Chester by train

Fast trains from Doncaster to Chester take around 2 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 121 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Doncaster and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Doncaster to Chester?

Journeys between Doncaster and Chester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Doncaster to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 52 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Doncaster to Chester?

The Doncaster to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Doncaster to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Doncaster around 05:34 and the last train is around 23:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Doncaster around 05:38, and the last at 22:40.

When to book Doncaster to Chester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Doncaster to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Doncaster and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Doncaster to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Chester to Doncaster by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.