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

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Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Blackpool North

$63 - $87

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Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) X75 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility B66

$34

2 alternative options

Bus, line 68 bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Market Place (Trinty Church) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand 830
  2. Take the line 68 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 4) to Promenade, West Street (Blackpool Tower) 68

$40

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Darlington to Blackpool 114.7 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Blackpool is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Blackpool is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Darlington, Town Hall and arriving at Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility via Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Blackpool North via Manchester Oxford Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Darlington and Blackpool is 78 miles. The road distance is 114.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Darlington to Blackpool, including transfers.

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Darlington to Blackpool bus services, operated by Arriva North East, depart from Darlington, Town Hall station.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 78.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Darlington to Blackpool via Manchester Oxford Road in around 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Blackpool via Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) and Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) in around 4 h 27 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Richmond, Market Place (Trinty Church) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 4) to Promenade, West Street (Blackpool Tower)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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