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There are 5 ways to get from Darlington to Kendal by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$54 - $99

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Train via Newcastle  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$55 - $133

Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club B66
  2. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 502 / ...

Line 79 bus, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 79 bus from Richmond, Market Place to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B 79
  2. Take the bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A to Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot 572
  3. Take the bus from Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot to Kendal, Town Hall 570

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Kendal 66 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Kendal is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Kendal is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington station to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Darlington Rail Station and arriving at Kendal, Town Hall via Richmond, Market Place, Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A and Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Kendal via Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Darlington and Kendal is 50 miles. The road distance is 66 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Kendal without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £40 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Darlington to Kendal, including transfers.

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Darlington to Kendal bus services, operated by Hodgsons Coaches, depart from Richmond, Market Place station.

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Darlington to Kendal train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Darlington station.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Kendal is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £40 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 50.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Darlington to Kendal via Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Kendal via Durham, Durham, Bus Station, and Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
32 min
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
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club to Kendal, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A to Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot to Kendal, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Hodgsons Coaches
Phone
01833 630730
Email
coaches@hodgsonsgroup.com
Website
hodgsonscoaches.com
Bus from Richmond, Market Place to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
hodgsonscoaches.com

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Darlington to Kendal bus services, operated by Cumbria Classic Coaches, arrive at Kendal, Town Hall station.

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Darlington to Kendal train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Kendal is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Darlington to Kendal.

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