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There are 3 ways to get from Darlington to Trafford Park by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Manchester Victoria

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

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Drive

  1. Drive from Darlington to Trafford Park

Darlington to Trafford Park by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Darlington and Trafford Park is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 117 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 33 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 18m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service and Stagecoach Manchester, the Darlington to Trafford Park service departs from Darlington and arrives in Trafford Park, Lake Road. Typically 88 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 16m
Layover time:
33 min
Total time:
2h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 18m
Journey distance:
117 miles
Services per week:
88
Cheapest price:
£38
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:36
Last service departs at:
20:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Darlington to Trafford Park train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Monday, September 20, 2021

Darlington → Trafford Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trafford Park is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Trafford Park is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Trafford Park is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Trafford Park is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Trafford Park is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Trafford Park. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Trafford Park, Lake Road via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and Piccadilly Gardens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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It is 80 miles from Darlington to Trafford Park. It is approximately 116 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Trafford Park without a car is to train which takes 2h 47m and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Darlington to Trafford Park, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Darlington to Trafford Park is to train which takes 2h 47m and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h 53m.

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Darlington to Trafford Park bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Trafford Park is 116 miles. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Darlington to Trafford Park.

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  • Distance: 79.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Trafford Park, England?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Darlington to Manchester Victoria hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £55 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Trafford Park via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Piccadilly Gardens in around 4h 53m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£27 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
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
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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