There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Darlington

$68 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station) 240 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Darlington National Express

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Northallerton

$53 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington 135.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington

$74 - $289

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Darlington is 118 miles. The road distance is 135.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) and arriving at Darlington via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Darlington, England?

You can take a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington via Nottingham Railway Station, Nottingham, Leeds, and Northallerton in around 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington via Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station) and Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street in around 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Northallerton
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Northallerton
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $25
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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