Doncaster to Gainsborough by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    29 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Doncaster to Gainsborough by train

Fast trains from Doncaster to Gainsborough take around 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 29 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Doncaster and Gainsborough.

1. Are there direct trains from Doncaster to Gainsborough?

Journeys between Doncaster and Gainsborough usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Doncaster to Gainsborough 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 23 departures.

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

The Doncaster to Gainsborough train travel time is normally about 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Gainsborough is usually scheduled to depart Doncaster around 05:36 and the last train is around 23:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Doncaster around 05:36, and the last at 21:17.

When to book Doncaster to Gainsborough 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 Gainsborough by train.

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Which train companies operate between Doncaster and Gainsborough?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Hull Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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

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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.