There are 10 ways to get from London to Darlington by train, 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 LNER  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Darlington

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Darlington National Express

$22 - $28

8 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Darlington

$85 - $189

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from London to Darlington 243.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$108 - $377

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Darlington

$115 - $292

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$92 - $298

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Darlington

$142 - $357

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington

$98 - $342

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$123 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Darlington is to bus which costs £17 - £22 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Darlington is to train which costs £30 - £45 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between London and Darlington is 218 miles. The road distance is 243.5 miles.

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The train from London Kings Cross to Darlington takes 2 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Darlington. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Darlington. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Darlington, England?

LNER operates a train from London to Darlington hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Darlington every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $28 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $110
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $21
1st Class
$24 - $40
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $160
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $65
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Manchester Airport to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators

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