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

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Train  •  4 h 16 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

$56 - $143

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Bus  •  4 h 24 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 Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) B66 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 502

$26

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Bus via Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm)  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm) 572
  2. Take the bus from Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm) to Kendal, Town Hall (opposite Home Bargains) 570

$32

Bus, line 555 bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Market Place (Trinty Church) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6) 830
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 555

$35

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 to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Darlington, Town Hall and arriving at Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn via Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) and Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 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 Newcastle, Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 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 4 h 16 min and costs £40 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Darlington to Kendal, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Darlington to Kendal is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £40 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 50.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Darlington to Kendal via Newcastle, Carlisle, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Kendal via Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate), Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate), and Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) in around 4 h 24 min.

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
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
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
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
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 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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 Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Classic Coaches
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) to Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) to Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Bus from Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm) to Kendal, Town Hall (opposite Home Bargains)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Richmond, Market Place (Trinty Church) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 6)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk

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Darlington to Kendal bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 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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