Planning on going to Doncaster Racecourse? Here are some travel tips

Entertainment 29 March, 2022

If you’re looking for a day out that is not only great fun but oozes sophistication, look no further then Doncaster races. As the busiest dual-purpose racecourse in the UK, punters flock from across the country to attend the impressive races at Doncaster.

If you, like many others, are planning a trip, getting there can be tricky – especially if a big event is on. Luckily we’ve done all the hard work for you – read on for all you need to know about planning your trip.

Driving to Doncaster Racecourse

If you’re thinking of taking the car, Doncaster Racecourse is very well connected. Boasting great links to the M1, M18, A1M and the M62, the drive is simple. Once you arrive, car parking is free in car park C on Leger Way. However, for busy races, traffic can be hectic, so it’s best to leave plenty of time or consider using public transport if you can. Not only might you get there quicker, but you’ll be saving the planet too.

Getting the train to Doncaster Racecourse

If you don’t want to brave the traffic jams or allocate a designated driver, getting the train is a viable option. Some the benefits of getting the train include:

  • Peace of mind – if your car is known for being temperamental, getting the train is an easy way to ensure you’re not one of the 5 million people annually stranded on the roadside.
  • Less far to walk – if you’re wearing less than practical shoes, getting the train is a viable option. As there is a shuttlebus between the station and the racecourse, you won’t have to totter from the car park all the way to the racecourse.
  • It’s comfortable – getting the train is a more relaxing way to travel. If you’d like, you can get refreshments onboard, so you arrive at the races ready for a day of fun.

If you are planning to get the train, it’s a good idea to Google search train times to see how which train is best. For example, if you’re getting the Wakefield to Doncaster train, a quick Google will tell you that it takes around 50 minutes, so you can plan ahead to avoid being late!

Staying overnight

If you’re travelling from afar, it’s a good idea to find somewhere to stay overnight. Near the racecourse you’ll find hotels such as the Hilton or, if you’re on a budget, why not club together for an Airbnb with a group of friends?

Although an Airbnb is cheaper, hotels are safer and more convenient, so it’s best to weigh up each option before making a decision.

In conclusion…

Going to the races is exciting, but that doesn’t mean it’s all plain sailing! If you’re planning a trip to Doncaster, it’s a good idea to plan well in advance so you know exactly what you’re doing. Then, all that’s left is to do is go and have fun!