St Leger Travel Guide

DONCASTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: A groom steadies a horse before its visit to the sales ring during the sales held at Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster on September 12, 2002. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)Doncaster Racecourse is located just outside the centre of Doncaster, about 20 miles from Sheffield in South Yorkshire. The course is easily accessible by road, rail or air.

By road

The town of Doncaster is located on the A1(M) and M18 motorways, and within 20 minutes driving distance of the key M1 and M62 motorways. Doncaster Racecourse includes several links to the motorway network, including the M1(jnc 32), M18 (jncs 3/4), A1M (jnc 36) and the M62.

By rail

St Leger travel by rail is easy – the racecourse is situated only 2 ½ miles from Doncaster Train Station, which is on the main London-Edinburgh line. During the St Leger Stakes Festival, a regular shuttle runs from the station to the course, with a stop in central Doncaster. The price of the shuttle service is £1.00.

The rail journey from London to Doncaster Train Station takes about 1 ¾ hours. From Edinburgh, the journey is about three hours.

By air

Doncaster Racecourse is located less than 7 miles from the new Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield International Airport, which opened in 2005 and supports flights to over 40 destinations worldwide. It is also within easy reach of the Manchester, Leeds and East Midlands international airports.

Doncaster International Railport facilities link to the channel tunnel.


Parking is available in car parks adjacent to the racecourse. However, all parking in these lots must be pre-paid.

For details of attractions and accommodation options in Doncaster, you can contact the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre on 01302 734309 or by e-mail at Plan your St Leger travel now to ensure you don’t miss the excitement of the next running of the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse in September.