How to travel from Darlington to Manchester

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from Darlington to Manchester

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

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

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Travel Information between Darlington and Manchester

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$23 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 1 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or TransPennine Express

Take a train or bus to travel 77 miles (124 km) to Manchester from Darlington. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Darlington to Manchester.

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National Express and Northern Rail (3) will get you to Manchester from Darlington at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Northern Trains is a publicly owned travel operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 travel companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    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 between Darlington and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Darlington to Manchester

      FAQs: Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

      There are 2 travel options to Manchester from Darlington. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Manchester is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Darlington to Manchester.

      A bus is $14 (€12) less than a train with an average ticket price of $23 (€20) from Darlington to Manchester.

      The fastest way to get to Manchester from Darlington is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 42 min.

      Other travel options to Manchester take longer:

      Bus takes 2 h 20 min on average.

      Manchester is approximately 77 miles (124 km) away from Darlington.

      The average frequency per day from Darlington to Manchester is:

      • 12 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Darlington and Manchester 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 when traveling from Darlington to Manchester:

      • Most travelers catch their bus from Darlington, Feethams (Dolphin Centre) and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Most travelers board their train from Darlington and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

      • You can go to Manchester from Darlington by bus with Megabus or National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $9 (€8) with Megabus from Darlington to Manchester on Omio.
      • You can go to Manchester from Darlington by train with TransPennine Express, Northern Rail (3) or East Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for $23 (€20) with TransPennine Express from Darlington to Manchester on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Darlington to Manchester with the following travel companies:

      • Direct trains with with 12 direct trains per day.

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

      Omio customers who travel from Darlington to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.

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