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20 Oct
£46Cross Country
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£46Cross Country
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£112Cross Country
23 Oct
£57Cross Country
25 Oct
£114Cross Country
£28National Express

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Train Information from Darlington to Birmingham

distanceDistance141 miles (228 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£70 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Darlington to Birmingham cover the 141 miles (228 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 53 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £46, but the average price of train tickets is £70. Travellers depart most frequently from Darlington and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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Train between Darlington and Birmingham with CrossCountry

For as little as £46 you can travel by train between Darlington and Birmingham with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.


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

Book your CrossCountry Darlington to Birmingham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Darlington to Birmingham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Darlington to Birmingham is 141 miles (228 km), and the best price for a one-way Darlington - Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket starts at £46 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Train information from Darlington to Birmingham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 27 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Darlington and Birmingham:

  • 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 Darlington to Birmingham
Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Birmingham.
How much do cheap train tickets from Darlington to Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Birmingham from Darlington for as low as £46  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Darlington to Birmingham on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Darlington and Birmingham is £70  one way.
What is the distance to Birmingham from Darlington via train?
The train distance from Darlington to Birmingham is around 141 miles (228 km).
How long is the train journey from Darlington to Birmingham?
While the time it takes to travel 141 miles (228 km) from Darlington to Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Darlington to Birmingham is on average 2 h 53 min.
When travelling by train from Darlington to Birmingham, which train station in Darlington do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Darlington   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the train station in Darlington to go to Birmingham? Where is the train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Darlington and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.

What train providers offer a service to Birmingham from Darlington?
If you're looking for trains from Darlington to Birmingham, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Darlington to Birmingham trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Birmingham from Darlington?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Darlington to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Darlington to Birmingham? When is the last train from Darlington to Birmingham?
The first Darlington to Birmingham train departs at 07: 11   and the last train from Darlington to Birmingham leaves at 11: 06. Check out the most up-to-date Darlington to Birmingham train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets from Darlington to Birmingham to score the best deals?
If you buy Darlington to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £70. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Birmingham from Darlington. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Darlington is Darlington. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Darlington for your trip to Birmingham from Darlington.