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Making tracks for Scotland’s capital? Several direct trains from Doncaster to Edinburgh can get you there throughout the day. Whether you’re hitting the Old Town, enjoying the views from Arthur’s Seat, or having a laugh at the Fringe, check live train times from Doncaster to Edinburgh below to help judge when to set off. There are ways to save extra spending money too – like buying your train tickets from Doncaster to Edinburgh through our website to avoid nasty booking fees. Then all that’s left to do is sit back and relax.

Journey information from Doncaster to Edinburgh

  • How long is the average journey duration from Doncaster to Edinburgh? 3 hours 3 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Doncaster to Edinburgh? 2 hours 58 minutes
  • When is the first train from Doncaster to Edinburgh? 06:08
  • When is the last train from Doncaster to Edinburgh? 20:11
  • How many services run for Doncaster to Edinburgh today? 13

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.

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