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There are 5 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  27 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

£4 - £110

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Rideshare  •  1h

  1. Take the rideshare from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington 34.9 miles

£4 - £5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Darlington National Express

£4 - £7

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington 34.8 miles

£70 - £90

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington 34.8 miles

£5 - £8

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington is to rideshare which costs £4 - £5 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington is to train which costs £4 - £110 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and arriving at Darlington. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Darlington. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Darlington is 31 miles. The road distance is 34.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 27 min and costs £4 - £110.

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The train from Newcastle to Darlington takes 27 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington train services, operated by LNER, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington is to train which takes 27 min and costs £4 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington.
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  • Distance: 31.3 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Darlington, England?

LNER operates a train from Newcastle to Darlington hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £70 and the journey takes 27 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Darlington once daily. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 50 min.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Darlington
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £5
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Smart Cabs
Phone
+44 191 486 2005
Website
smart-cabs.com
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.co.uk
Newcastle Taxis
Phone
+44 191 232 3232
Website
newcastle-taxis.com
Fenham Taxis
Phone
+44 191 272 2722
ABC Taxis
Phone
+44 191 232 3636
Website
abctaxisnewcastle.co.uk

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Darlington station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington is 35 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Newcastle upon Tyne and Darlington. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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