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There are 5 ways to get from Darlington to Scotland by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to Glasgow

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Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the night train from Newcastle to Glasgow Central

Drive

  1. Drive from Darlington to Glasgow

Fly

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Aberdeen (ABZ)

Darlington to Scotland by train

287 Weekly Trains
2h 57m Average Duration
£31 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to fly which costs £100 - £220 and takes 1h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Darlington and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Glasgow Queen Street via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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It is 187 miles from Darlington to Scotland. It is approximately 174.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £30 - £240.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Darlington to Scotland, including transfers.

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Darlington to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Darlington station.

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

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The best way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £30 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 10m, you could also fly, which costs £100 - £220 and takes 1h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Darlington to Glasgow via Edinburgh in around 2h 57m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Darlington to Glasgow once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Durham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£21 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £90
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £210
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Durham Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Darlington to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Darlington to Scotland train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Scotland is 175 miles. It takes approximately 2h 56m to drive from Darlington to Scotland.

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Loganair offers flights from Durham Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Scotland. 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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