There are 6 ways to get from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN) by train, tram, bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Manchester Airport

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport National Express

$20 - $25

4 alternative options

Train via York  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to York
  2. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport

$51 - $109

Train, line 6 tram  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the line 6 tram from Victoria (Manchester Metrolink) to Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink) 6

$54 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN) 122.1 miles

$26 - $40

Towncar  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take a town car from Darlington to Manchester Airport 122.1 miles

$270 - $380

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Manchester Airport (MAN), England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN) 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from York to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Darlington to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Metrolink
Phone
0161 205 2000
Email
customerservices@metrolink.co.uk
Website
metrolink.co.uk
Tram from Victoria (Manchester Metrolink) to Manchester Airport (Manchester Metrolink)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
metrolink.co.uk
Bus operators
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Darlington to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN)?

The distance between Darlington and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 137 km. The road distance is 195 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN)?

The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 4 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN)?

The quickest way to get from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to drive which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £18 - £27.

Is there a direct train between Darlington and Manchester Airport (MAN)?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Darlington and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

Is there a direct bus between Darlington and Manchester Airport (MAN)?

No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN). However, there are services departing from Haughton Road, Bannatyne's Health Club and arriving at Manchester Airport via Middlesbrough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Darlington to Manchester Airport (MAN)?

The train from Darlington to Manchester Airport takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs every four hours.