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

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Train  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Leeds

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Bus  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

2 alternative options

Train via Wakefield Westgate  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Wakefield Westgate

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Darlington to Rothwell 66.3 miles

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The cost-effective way to get from Darlington to Rothwell is to drive, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Rothwell is to train which costs £25 - £160 and takes 1h 5m.

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The distance between Darlington and Rothwell is 54 miles. The road distance is 66.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Rothwell without a car is to train which takes 1h 5m and costs £25 - £160.

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It takes approximately 1h 5m to get from Darlington to Rothwell, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Rothwell is to train which takes 1h 5m and costs £25 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £35 and takes 1h 39m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Rothwell is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Darlington to Rothwell.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Rothwell.
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  • Distance: 53.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Rothwell, Leeds, England?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Darlington to Leeds hourly. Tickets cost £24 - £40 and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Darlington to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street once daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Megabus UK also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
Train from Darlington to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
Bus operators
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
Bus from Darlington to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Megabus UK

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