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

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Train via Edinburgh

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Darlington

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Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Darlington

Night train, train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Darlington

Fly

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Durham (MME)

East Kilbride to Darlington by train, walk and tram

The journey time between East Kilbride and Darlington is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 218 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 30 min. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, SPT Subway, Caledonian Sleeper and others. Typically 239 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

239 Weekly Services
3h 54m Average Duration
£36 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Darlington is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Darlington is to drive which costs £45 - £65 and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Darlington. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Darlington via Hamilton, Bus Station and Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to Darlington. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at Darlington via St Enoch SPT Subway Station, Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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It is 135 miles from East Kilbride to Darlington. It is approximately 169.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Darlington without a car is to train via Edinburgh which takes 3h 54m and costs £35 - £270.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from East Kilbride to Darlington, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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East Kilbride to Darlington train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Darlington is to train via Edinburgh which takes 3h 54m and costs £35 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 8h 8m, you could also fly, which costs £60 - £300 and takes 7h 33m.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 135.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Darlington, England?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Darlington via Glasgow Central, St Enoch SPT Subway Station, Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station, Glasgow Queen Street, and Edinburgh in around 3h 54m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Darlington once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Durham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £380
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Durham via Kirkwall, Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to Durham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £390
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
Night train from Glasgow Central to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£40 - £45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£40 - £45
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£180 - £210
Sleeper Berth Classic
£85 - £120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
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 Glasgow Central to Darlington
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £220
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£95 - £140
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
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 Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £90
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £210
Train from Glasgow Central to Darlington
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£95 - £250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£95 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£170 - £250
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £75
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£19 - £28
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £75
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
29 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 Glasgow to Darlington
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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East Kilbride to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Darlington station.

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East Kilbride to Darlington train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Darlington is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from East Kilbride to Darlington.

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easyJet, KLM and Loganair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Durham Airport.

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