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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Darlington

distanceDistance141 miles (228 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Darlington cover the 141 miles (228 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 55 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Darlington.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Birmingham to Darlington

Travel from Birmingham to Darlington from £46 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.


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

Omio helps you find the perfect Birmingham - Darlington train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Birmingham to Darlington, Omio shows you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Birmingham to Darlington journey. You can expect to travel around 141 miles (228 km) from Birmingham to Darlington on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets from Birmingham to Darlington starting as low as £46 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Birmingham to Darlington, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Darlington

Travel by train 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 Birmingham to Darlington.

How much do cheap trains to Darlington from Birmingham cost?

You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Darlington for some dates and times for as low as £46  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Birmingham to Darlington?

The Birmingham to Darlington train ticket price is on average £46  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

How far is it from Birmingham to Darlington by train?

The Birmingham to Darlington train distance is approximately 141 miles (228 km).

How long is the train from Birmingham to Darlington?

The Birmingham to Darlington train duration is on average 2 h 55 min, which is to be expected when travelling 141 miles (228 km) to Darlington from Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in Birmingham and arrival train station in Darlington?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to Darlington.

Where is the Birmingham train station located? Where is the Darlington train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Birmingham New Street, is located 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city centre of Birmingham.

The most popular arrival train station, Darlington, is located 0.2 miles (406 m) away from the city centre of Darlington.

What train providers go from Birmingham to Darlington?

For the best Birmingham to Darlington train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Darlington from Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct trains between Birmingham and Darlington?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Birmingham to Darlington. You can look to travel with Cross Country  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

How many train services are there from Birmingham to Darlington a day?

The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Darlington is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Birmingham to Darlington? When is the last train from Birmingham to Darlington?

The first Birmingham to Darlington train departs at 08: 12   and the last train from Birmingham to Darlington leaves at 10: 03. Check out the most up-to-date Birmingham to Darlington train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy train tickets from Birmingham to Darlington to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets from Birmingham to Darlington within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £46 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Birmingham to Darlington a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip from Birmingham to Darlington.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales