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from Manchester to Darlington

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

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

10:10AMManchester2h40 12:50PMMiddlesbrough, Newport Road
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$181One-way
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10:10AMManchester2h40 12:50PMMiddlesbrough, Newport Road
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$181One-way
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03:50PMManchester2h30 06:20PMMiddlesbrough, Newport Road
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$231One-way
07:40PMManchester2h40 10:20PMMiddlesbrough, Newport Road
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$211One-way
09:35AMManchester, Airport3h15 12:50PMMiddlesbrough, Newport Road
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$181One-way

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Fri
May 27
$49Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Sat
May 28
$40Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Sun
May 29
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$16Megabus
Mon
May 30
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$18Megabus
Tue
May 31
$29Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Wed
Jun 1
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$16Megabus
Thu
Jun 2
$24Transpennine Express
$16Megabus
Fri
Jun 3
$37Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Sat
Jun 4
$86Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Sun
Jun 5
$87Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Mon
Jun 6
$27Transpennine Express
$16Megabus
Tue
Jun 7
$27Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Fri
Jun 10
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$16Megabus
Sat
Jun 11
$23Transpennine Express
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Sun
Jun 12
$86Transpennine Express
$18Megabus
Mon
Jun 13
$27Transpennine Express
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Wed
Jun 15
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$18Megabus

Travel Information between Manchester and Darlington

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $46 (€41) • 1 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 77 miles (124 km) between Manchester and Darlington. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Manchester to Darlington.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Manchester to Darlington?

You can travel between Manchester and Darlington 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Darlington?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Darlington is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€11) compared to other travel options to Darlington:

A bus is $33 (€30) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Darlington costing on average $46 (€41).

What is the fastest way to travel between Manchester and Darlington?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Darlington is by train, which takes on average 1 h 47 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 40 min   on average.

How many miles from Manchester to Darlington would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 77 miles (124 km) between Manchester and Darlington.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Darlington?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Darlington is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Manchester and Darlington as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Darlington?

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, Darlington.
  • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Darlington at Darlington.

Who can get me from Manchester to Darlington?

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

  • You can travel between Manchester and Darlington by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€11) with Megabus from Manchester to Darlington.
  • You can travel to Darlington from Manchester by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $46 (€41) with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Darlington.

Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Darlington?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Megabus.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Darlington from Manchester ends?

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

How early should I purchase tickets from Manchester to Darlington online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $13 (€11) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $46 (€41) one way on average for this journey.

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