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There are 11 ways to get from Southampton 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.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Darlington

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Darlington

Train via Birmingham

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Darlington

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Southampton East Park Terrace 1 to Huddersfield Market Street
  2. Take the train from Huddersfield to Darlington

Drive

  1. Drive from Southampton to Darlington

Fly Southampton to Newcastle, train

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL)
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA)
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Darlington

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Durham

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durham (MME)

Fly Southampton to Manchester, train

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York
  3. Take the train from York to Darlington

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL)
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL)
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

Southampton to Darlington by train and subway

The journey time between Southampton and Darlington is around 4h 53m and covers a distance of around 314 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 20m. Operated by South Western Railway, Southern Service, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Southampton to Darlington service departs from Southampton Central and arrives in Darlington. Typically 128 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h
Layover time:
52 min
Total time:
4h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 20m
Journey distance:
314 miles
Services per week:
128
Cheapest price:
£68
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:49
Last service departs at:
22:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southampton to Darlington train and subway schedules

Departing Friday, October 22, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Darlington is to bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 10h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Darlington is to train which costs £65 - £330 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Darlington. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Darlington via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Darlington. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Darlington via Clapham Junction, Victoria station and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Southampton and Darlington is 252 miles. The road distance is 290 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £65 - £330.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Southampton to Darlington, including transfers.

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Southampton to Darlington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Darlington train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Darlington is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £65 - £330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 10h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Darlington.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 251.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Darlington via Clapham Junction, London Victoria, Victoria station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 4h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Darlington via London Victoria Coach Station in around 10h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £240
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £65
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £70
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £160
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £250
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 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
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £80
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£85 - £140
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £140
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £27
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £27
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£70 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Birmingham New Street to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £230
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£85 - £100
Anytime Day 1st Class
£160 - £230
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Huddersfield to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Train from Leeds to Darlington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £40
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £45
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £28
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £28
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Southampton East Park Terrace 1 to Huddersfield Market Street
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£18 - £30
Website
Megabus 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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Darlington
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Darlington is 290 miles. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Southampton to Darlington.

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