How to travel from Darlington to Leeds

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Travel Information between Darlington and Leeds

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$9 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or TransPennine Express

Travel 50 miles (80 km) by train or bus to Leeds from Darlington. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Darlington to Leeds.

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from Darlington to Leeds

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

Our recommendation

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

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Transpennine Express
Darlington station (DAR)
06:22AMLeeds station (LDS)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Darlington station (DAR)
07:12AMLeeds station (LDS)
1 transfer
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Cross Country
Darlington station (DAR)
06:58AMLeeds station (LDS)
1 transfer
12:58PMLeeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
1 transfer
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09:05AMLeeds, Leeds Bradford Airport
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Darlington to Leeds

Travel on National Express, CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) travel to Leeds from Darlington at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Leeds from Darlington. 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 UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Leeds from Darlington, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Darlington to Leeds

      FAQs: Travel to Leeds 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 Darlington to Leeds.

      There are 2 travel options from Darlington to Leeds: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Leeds from Darlington is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Darlington to Leeds:

      Taking a bus costs $2 (€2) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $11 (€9).

      The fastest way to get to Leeds from Darlington is by train with an average travel time of 51 min.

      Other travel options to Leeds take longer:

      Bus takes 1 h 20 min on average.

      The Darlington to Leeds distance is around 50 miles (80 km).

      The average frequency per day from Darlington to Leeds is:

      • Around 5 buses per day.
      • 25 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Darlington, Feethams (Dolphin Centre) and arrive in Leeds, Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Darlington and tend to arrive in Leeds.

      The following travel companies offer services from Darlington to Leeds:

      • National Express or Megabus can take you to Leeds by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Darlington to Leeds for $9 (€8).
      • TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, East Coast or Northern Rail (3) can get you to Leeds by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with TransPennine Express from Darlington to Leeds for $11 (€9) on Omio.

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

      • You can check for a direct bus to Leeds with National Express or Megabus with 4 direct buses per day.
      • You can find 15 direct trains per day to take to Leeds with CrossCountry or East Coast.

      Direct services to Leeds 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.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Darlington to Leeds often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester, Edinburgh, York or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Darlington and Leeds itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leeds and any of these top destinations today!

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