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There are 6 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$12 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h

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

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 10 min

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

$7 - $11

Night train  •  31 min

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle to Darlington

$13 - $20

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington 34.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington 34.9 miles

$7 - $11

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

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington is to train which costs £9 - £40 and takes 28 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 four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Darlington. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Darlington is 31 miles. The road distance is 34.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs £9 - £40.

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The train from Newcastle to Darlington takes 28 min including transfers and departs every 20 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 CrossCountry, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington is to train which takes 28 min and costs £9 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1 h 10 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: 28 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 28 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
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
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Newcastle upon Tyne to Darlington
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Blue Line Taxis
Phone
+44 191 262 6666
Website
bluelinetaxis.com
Noda Taxis
Phone
+44 191 222 1888
Website
noda-taxis.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 CrossCountry, 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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