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There are 4 ways to get from Cheltenham to Darlington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Darlington

$90 - $140

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Darlington National Express

$24 - $33

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Darlington 224.8 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$79 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Darlington is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Darlington is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Darlington. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Darlington via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Darlington. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 58m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Darlington is 184 miles. The road distance is 224.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 3h 58m and costs £70 - £110.

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The train from Cheltenham Spa to Darlington takes 3h 58m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Cheltenham to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Cheltenham to Darlington train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Darlington is to train which takes 3h 58m and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £26 and takes 6h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 183.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Darlington, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Darlington every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Darlington via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 6h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Darlington
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $29
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Darlington
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Cheltenham to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Darlington station.

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Cheltenham to Darlington train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Darlington is 225 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Cheltenham to Darlington.

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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