There are 7 ways to get from Darlington to Scotland by train, bus, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Edinburgh  •  3 h 2 min

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

$47 - $137

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Glasgow National Express

$31 - $76

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Glasgow Central

$35 - $150

Night bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Buchanan Bus Station M20

$38 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Glasgow 174 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Newcastle, fly  •  3 h 41 min

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

$132 - $374

Fly from Durham  •  3 h 5 min

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

$102 - $328

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Darlington to Glasgow via Edinburgh in around 3 h 2 min. Alternatively, Flybe flies from Darlington to Aberdeen twice daily.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Durham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Darlington to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Darlington to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$14 - $22
1st Class
$26 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $22
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Darlington to Scotland?

The distance between Darlington and Scotland is 298 km. The road distance is 278 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Darlington to Scotland?

The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to train and bus which costs £21 - £55 and takes 5 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Darlington to Scotland?

The quickest way to get from Darlington to Scotland is to drive which takes 2 h 55 min and costs £26 - £40.

Is there a direct train between Darlington and Scotland?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Darlington and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

Is there a direct bus between Darlington and Scotland?

No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Scotland. However, there are services departing from North Lodge Park and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Durham, Bus Station and Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Darlington to Scotland?

It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Darlington to Scotland, including transfers.