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There are 12 ways to get from London to Darlington by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train LNER  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Darlington

$35 - $60

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$22 - $28

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  3 h 52 min

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

$127 - $187

Night train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the night train from London Kings Cross to Darlington

$35 - $180

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from London to Darlington 243.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  3 h 37 min

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

$107 - $377

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$110 - $287

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle, train  •  4 h 41 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

$90 - $298

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$136 - $387

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$97 - $332

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 33 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

$121 - $356

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York
  4. Take the train from York to Darlington

$127 - $435

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Darlington. Services depart four times a day, 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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The distance between London and Darlington is 218 miles. The road distance is 243.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £30 - £45.

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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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London to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Darlington train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London to Darlington is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £22 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 217.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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

LNER operates a train from London to Darlington hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Darlington 4 times a day. 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 1 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 19 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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$14 - $22
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $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
$40 - $65
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $29
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Night train from London Kings Cross to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 York
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Darlington
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Darlington is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from London to Darlington.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Darlington. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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