Cheap flights to Doncaster
Welcome to Yorkshire, a county of natural beauty, cosmopolitan charm with hidden gems around each corner. With Flybe you can now fly into Doncaster, the gateway to Yorkshire and you'll be in for a real treat.
- Flight frequency: Daily
- Currency: GDP (£)
- Population: 77,125
Overview of Doncaster
Rich in horse racing and railway heritage, but with all the contemporary fixtures of any modern British town, Doncaster is a surprising northern jewel, blessed with culture, shopping and nightlife.
Sheffield, another once industrious hub, lies south west of Doncaster. Journey time by car from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Sheffield city centre is around 40 minutes. There you’ll find a city undergoing huge regeneration. Watch this space – Sheffield is very much on the up! It’s also home to music, sports and shopping scenes that draw in visitors from miles around. And on its doorstep is the spectacular Peak District National Park.
Whether you're travelling for business or leisure, fly to Doncaster with Flybe and you'll discover a warm Yorkshire welcome, and a stunning county with a whole lot to offer.
Things to see in South Yorkshire
The region’s industrial roots are evident wherever you go and the abundance of Georgian and Regency architecture is a nod to Doncaster and Sheffield’s glory days, when they were the beating heart of the South Yorkshire steel trade.
While its heritage is of great pride and importance, South Yorkshire is also a 21st Century playground where music, sport and culture come high on the agenda. Alongside some of the UK's best shopping, family attractions and nightlife, you’ll find some of the nation’s finest Gothic architecture, museums and Victorian monuments. Every generation is catered for in this region’s engaging mix of old and new.
If you're looking for something action-packed after your flight to Doncaster, the sporting attractions are endless. Don your finery and head to one of the best racecourses in Europe, Doncaster Racecourse. Or you might want to tee off at one of the many golf courses the region has to offer.
As for culture, South Yorkshire proudly displays its heritage in its museums, listed buildings and stately homes, all offering family-friendly activities. Chatsworth House, one of Britain's grandest country houses, is just a stone's throw from Sheffield and a must-see. Or find nature in the city in Sheffield’s Winter Garden, the largest urban glass house in Europe.
Restaurants and nightlife
With just about every cuisine under the sun covered, Doncaster's extensive range of restaurants and cafes mean even the fussiest of travellers is sure to be sated. The town is split into distinctive areas which makes deciding where to dine even easier. Hit the Copley Road and Netherhall area for small independent restaurants serving food from all over the globe, or go to Priory Walk for intimate bars and packed pubs that offer the perfect pre or post meal drink. The centre of the town also boasts an extensive range of pubs and diners from chains to local, family-run ventures. Highlights include The Old Weighing Room (situated by the racecourse) for locally sourced British cuisine and Fish Bits for the town's favourite fish and chips. Just like its dining scene, Doncaster also prides itself on a varied and full nightlife that's sure to impress. Whether you head to a fun cocktail joint such as Rockahula Tiki Bar or any one of the late night bars and clubs that populate Silver Street, you're guaranteed to have a great night.
Aside from Doncaster market – which dates back to medieval times and houses delicious fresh produce – this part of South Yorkshire has plenty of other shopping opportunities for all to enjoy.
Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre houses 120 stores, including all your high street favourites, while Sheffield’s Devonshire Quarter is a buzzing little corner of the city synonymous with cosmopolitan chic. Home to nationally acclaimed award-winning shops and boutiques, and packed with quirky cafés and bars, it’s a great place to while away an afternoon.
For something a little different, Bawtrey, on the outskirts of Doncaster, is a quaint market town filled with unique shopping experiences. And for serious bargain hunters, the big name brand outlet stores at Lakeside Village offer large discounts.
Beyond Doncaster and Sheffield
Some of Britain’s most spectacular countryside lies in Yorkshire – from imposing, brooding moors to lush, green rolling dales. Natural beauty is in abundance in the Yorkshire Dales, on the Yorkshire Coast and on the stunning North Yorkshire Moors. And the best bit? All of it is within easy reach from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Find Hotels around Doncaster
Whether you're planning a city break or want to get out into nature, Doncaster and the surrounding area boast a great range of hotels. To find your ideal place to stay after booking your flights, use our booking tool (left).
Travel to and from Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is situated just over 5km south of Doncaster and sees thousands of passengers each year.
IATA code: DSA
Name: Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Address: First Ave, Doncaster DN9 3RH
Telephone: 0871 220 2210
The airport’s car parks are monitored 24/7, and as a result, the airport has been awarded Safer Parking Status by Park Mark. Short Stay, Long Stay and Premium car parks are available with disabled parking bays in each.
The X4 shuttle bus service runs between Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Doncaster Interchange. Buses to the Doncaster Interchange run 7 days a week and journey time is approximately 25 minutes. Buses to the Sheffield Interchange have a journey time of approximately 45 minutes.
There are no direct trains from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, but you can pick up the shuttle bus service to Doncaster Interchange and it’s a 10-minute walk to Doncaster train station.
Get to and from the airport safely any time day or night with Little Arrow Taxis. They have a base at the airport terminal and can transport groups of up to seven people.
Well known car hire providers have offices in the terminal building, including Flybe’s car hire partner, Avis. It’s a good idea to book your car hire in advance to ensure a suitable vehicle is available – and it couldn’t be easier. Simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights.