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

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

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

$45 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Glasgow National Express

$22 - $30

4 alternative options

Night train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the night train from Darlington to Glasgow Central

$85 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Glasgow 174 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Durham  •  3 h 39 min

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

$97 - $323

Train to Newcastle, fly  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Aberdeen (ABZ) NCL - ABZ

$127 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Glasgow via Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Darlington and arriving at Glasgow Central. The journey takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Darlington and Scotland is 187 miles. The road distance is 174 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £30 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min 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 3 h 14 min and costs £30 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 6 h, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £250 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Darlington to Glasgow via Edinburgh in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Glasgow via Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard in around 6 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Durham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Night train from Darlington to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $29
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Durham Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 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 ScotRail, arrive at Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Scotland is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Darlington to Scotland.

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Flybe offers flights from Durham Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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Book your Darlington to Scotland train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and two other operators.

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