How to travel from Cardiff to Darlington

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Darlington

distanceDistance220 miles (355 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$134 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€23) • 9 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $134 (€116) • 5 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Travel 220 miles (355 km) by bus or train between Cardiff and Darlington. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Cardiff to Darlington.

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How to get from Cardiff to Darlington by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Cardiff to Darlington is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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You can travel by travel from Cardiff to Darlington with National Express and CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Darlington from Cardiff. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Darlington travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Cardiff to Darlington

      FAQs: Travel to Darlington easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Darlington.

      There are 2 options to travel to Darlington from Cardiff including taking a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Darlington is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $27 (€23) compared to other travel options to Darlington:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      A bus is () less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cardiff to Darlington costing on average ().

      Taking a bus costs $107 (€93) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $134 (€116).

      The fastest way from Cardiff to Darlington is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 7 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Darlington that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 9 h 45 min of travel time.

      The distance from Cardiff to Darlington is approximately 220 miles (355 km).

      The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Darlington is:

      • 2 buses a day.
      • Around 9 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Darlington from Cardiff as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Darlington:

      • Buses from Cardiff to Darlington most often leave from Cardiff, University and arrive in Darlington, Feethams (Dolphin Centre).
      • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Darlington.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Darlington:

      • You can take a bus from Cardiff to Darlington with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $99 (€86) with National Express from Cardiff to Darlington.
      • You can travel to Darlington from Cardiff by train with CrossCountry or Transport for Wales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $134 (€116) with CrossCountry from Cardiff to Darlington.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Darlington with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find direct buses with.
      • You can book a direct ferry with.
      • You can travel directly by plane with.
      • You'll find direct trains with.

      Direct services to Darlington tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Darlington? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Darlington usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or York. If you're looking to explore London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or York from Darlington, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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