There are 4 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 27 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

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street to Darlington National Express

$20 - $28

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

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

$29 - $45

Fly, train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$73 - $279

Questions & Answers

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 Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 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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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) station.

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 420+ hotels available in Darlington. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 118.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Darlington via Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange and Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street in around 5 h 45 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
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
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
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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