There are 6 ways to get from Darlington to Alston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Hexham
  3. Take the bus from Hexham, Bus Station to Alston, Station Yard X81

£13 - £53

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Bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Stockton, High Street Stand C to Eldon Square Bus Station X10
  2. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery X85 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery to Alston, Station Yard X81

£5 - £11

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Alston, Hendersons Garage  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Hexham
  3. Take the bus from Hexham, Wentworth car park to Alston, Hendersons Garage 889

Train, bus via Alston, Hendersons Garage #2  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Hexham
  3. Take the bus from Hexham, Wentworth car park to Alston, Hendersons Garage 889

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darlington to Alston 47.6 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Alston 47.6 miles

£7 - £12

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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Alston is to bus which costs £4 - £12 and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Alston is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Alston station. However, there are services departing from Darlington, Tubwell Row and arriving at Alston, Station Yard via Stockton, High Street Stand C, Eldon Square Bus Station and Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Darlington and Alston is 41 miles. The road distance is 47.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Alston without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 12m and costs £12 - £55.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Darlington to Alston, including transfers.

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Darlington to Alston bus services, operated by Go North East, depart from Stockton, High Street Stand C station.

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Darlington to Alston bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at Alston, Station Yard.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Alston is 48 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Darlington to Alston.

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There are 301+ hotels available in Alston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Alston.
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  • Distance: 41 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Alston, Cumbria, England?

You can take a bus from Darlington to Alston via Stockton, High Street Stand C, Eldon Square Bus Station, and Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery in around 5h 12m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Hexham, Bus Station to Alston, Station Yard
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Go North East
Bus from Stockton, High Street Stand C to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Go North East
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
Go North East
Bus from Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery to Alston, Station Yard
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
Go North East
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Hexham, Wentworth car park to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
Arriva Northumbria
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Arriva Northumbria
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stagecoach North West
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Arriva North East
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Leazes, St Andrew's Cemetery
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£0 - £5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Darlington to Alston
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Paul's Taxis
Phone
+44 7828 285 656
Website
paulstaxis-darlington.co.uk
Darlington Station Taxis
Phone
+44 1325 468 888
Website
darlingtonstationtaxis.com
1AB Taxis
Phone
+44 1325 28 28 28
Website
1abtaxis.co.uk

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