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There are 6 ways to get from Darlington to Paddington by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to London Kings Cross

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Darlington to London Marble Arch

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to London Finchley Road

Drive

  1. Drive from Darlington to Paddington

Fly to London Heathrow

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Fly to Southampton, train

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Southampton (SOU)
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

Darlington to Paddington by train and subway

The journey time between Darlington and Paddington is around 2h 33m and covers a distance of around 235 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3 min. Services are operated by LNER and London Underground (Tube). Typically 208 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

208 Weekly Services
2h 33m Average Duration
£33 Cheapest Price
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Darlington → Paddington
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Paddington is to night bus which costs £12 - £15 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Paddington is to fly which costs £100 - £330 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Paddington. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Warwick Avenue via South Hampstead, O2 Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Paddington. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Paddington via King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Darlington and Paddington is 217 miles. The road distance is 247.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Paddington without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs £30 - £250.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Darlington to Paddington, including transfers.

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Darlington to Paddington bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Darlington station.

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Darlington to Paddington train services, operated by LNER, depart from Darlington station.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Paddington is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs £30 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £29 and takes 6h 31m, you could also fly, which costs £100 - £330 and takes 1h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Paddington.
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  • Distance: 216.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Paddington, Greater London, England?

LNER operates a train from Darlington to London Kings Cross hourly. Tickets cost £30 - £250 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Darlington to London Finchley Road 3 times a week. Tickets cost £16 - £27 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Durham to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Flights from Durham to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £440
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £160
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £250
Bus operators
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Darlington to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Durham Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Darlington to Paddington bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at London Finchley Road station.

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Darlington to Paddington train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Paddington is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Darlington to Paddington.

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Loganair offers flights from Durham Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 2791+ hotels available in Paddington. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Durham Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs £15 - £19.

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