How to travel from Manchester to Darlington

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Travel Information between Manchester and Darlington

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$12 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 1 h 52 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 1 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or TransPennine Express

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

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from Manchester to Darlington

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

Megabus
03:20PM4h25
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
07:45PMDarlington
$311One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Megabus
03:20PM4h25
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
07:45PMDarlington
$311One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Transpennine Express
08:45AM1h52
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:37AMDarlington station (DAR)
$581One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Transpennine Express
09:15AM2h07
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
11:22AMDarlington station (DAR)
$701One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:00AM1h58
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:58AMDarlington station (DAR)
$631One-way
1 transfer
Transpennine Express
09:15AM2h22
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
11:37AMDarlington station (DAR)
$701One-way
1 transfer
National Express
11:10AM3h50
Manchester, Coach Station
03:00PMDarlington
$391One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
02:35PM5h10
Manchester, Airport
07:45PMDarlington
$341One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
07:40PM3h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:25PMDarlington
$311One-way
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Manchester to Darlington

You can travel by travel between Manchester and Darlington with Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry and National Express. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains from Manchester to Darlington. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

    CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel to Darlington from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

      FAQs: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Darlington.
      FAQs

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

      The cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Darlington is a train with an average price of $12 (€10).

      This is compared to other travel options from Manchester to Darlington:

      Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11) for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Darlington from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 52 min.

      Other travel options to Darlington take longer:

      Getting to Darlington by bus takes 2 h 15 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 77 miles (124 km) from Manchester to Darlington.

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Darlington is:

      • 25 trains per day.

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

      • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Darlington at Darlington, Feethams (Dolphin Centre).
      • Trains from Manchester to Darlington most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Darlington.

      The following travel companies offer services from Manchester to Darlington:

      • Megabus, National Express or CrossCountry can get you to Darlington by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Manchester to Darlington for $13 (€11) on Omio.
      • TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3) can take you to Darlington by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for TransPennine Express from Manchester to Darlington for $12 (€10).

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

      • You'll find 11 direct trains a day to Darlington with TransPennine Express.

      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 trip.

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