How to travel from Edinburgh to Darlington

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from Edinburgh to Darlington

You can get from Edinburgh to Darlington by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Darlington on May 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley1h56 10:26AMDarlington
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10:45AMEdinburgh4h00 02:45PMDarlington
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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley1h58 10:58AMDarlington
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley1h56 11:26AMDarlington
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08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley2h01 10:01AMDarlington
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Darlington

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€22) • 2 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 117 miles (189 km) to Darlington from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Edinburgh to Darlington.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Darlington

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 Edinburgh to Darlington.

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Darlington: bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Darlington from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $23 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Darlington:

A bus is $1 (€1) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Darlington costing on average $24 (€22).

The fastest way to get to Darlington from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 1 min.

Other travel options to Darlington can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Darlington by bus can take on average 4 h.

You should expect to travel around 117 miles (189 km) between Edinburgh and Darlington.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Darlington is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Edinburgh to Darlington 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 Edinburgh to Darlington:

  • Buses from Edinburgh to Darlington most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Darlington, Darlington.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Darlington.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Darlington, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Darlington by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Edinburgh to Darlington for $23 (€20) on Omio.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Darlington. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Darlington tickets on Omio for $24 (€22).

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Darlington with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

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.

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

Before traveling from Edinburgh to Darlington, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $23 (€20) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $24 (€22) one way.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Darlington tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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