Cheap train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

£15

Average

£22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Darlington to Edinburgh will cost around £ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.

First Transpennine Express
07:39Darlington2h24 10:03Edinburgh
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£151One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:07Darlington2h04 11:11Edinburgh
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£181One-way
First Transpennine Express
08:39Darlington2h24 11:03Edinburgh
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£191One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:00Darlington2h11 12:11Edinburgh
0 changes
£241One-way
Cross Country
19:01Darlington2h08 21:09Edinburgh
0 changes
£341One-way

Train schedule Darlington to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 26 May
First Transpennine Express
07:39Darlington2h24 10:03Edinburgh
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First Transpennine Express
08:39Darlington2h24 11:03Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
09:07Darlington2h04 11:11Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
10:00Darlington2h11 12:11Edinburgh
0 changes
Cross Country
19:01Darlington2h08 21:09Edinburgh
0 changes

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Thu
26 May
£8Transpennine Express
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Fri
27 May
£25London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sat
28 May
£17London North Eastern Railway
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Sun
29 May
£23London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Mon
30 May
£25Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Tue
31 May
£23Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£22Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£19London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£19London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sat
4 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£28National Express
Sun
5 Jun
£34Cross Country
£28National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£22Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£15Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Thu
9 Jun
£22Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£23Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Sun
12 Jun
£17London North Eastern Railway
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Tue
14 Jun
£21Transpennine Express
£23National Express

Fastest train times from Darlington to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 4 m

Average

2 h 14 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

190 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Darlington for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 190 km distance in an average of 2 h 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 4 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

London North Eastern Railway
09:07Darlington2h04 11:11Edinburgh
0 changes
£181One-way
Cross Country
19:01Darlington2h08 21:09Edinburgh
0 changes
£341One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:00Darlington2h11 12:11Edinburgh
0 changes
£241One-way
First Transpennine Express
08:39Darlington2h24 11:03Edinburgh
0 changes
£191One-way
First Transpennine Express
07:39Darlington2h24 10:03Edinburgh
0 changes
£151One-way

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Overview: Train from Darlington to Edinburgh

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£22 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, Lumo or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Darlington to Edinburgh cover the 117 miles (189 km) long route taking on average 2 h 3 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Lumo or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Darlington and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Darlington to Edinburgh

You can travel by train from Darlington to Edinburgh with CrossCountry for as low as £8. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

One of the best ways to travel between Darlington and Edinburgh is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train between Darlington and Edinburgh by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Darlington to Edinburgh trip. You can expect to travel 117 miles (189 km) between Darlington and Edinburgh on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Darlington to Edinburgh, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Edinburgh from Darlington!

CrossCountry from Darlington to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 3 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 7 a day

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets to Edinburgh from Darlington and when travelling by train:

  • 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

Trains from Darlington to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is just under 160 miles north of Darlington, the train line runs along the North Sea coastline for the second half of the route. The journey between Darlington and Edinburgh takes approximately 3 hours on a direct route, occasionally a change is required adding up to an hour to the total travel time. All trains depart from Darlington Train Station and arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Trains from Darlington to Edinburgh run on average every 30-60 minutes from approximately 6:00 a.m. to around midnight. Virgin trains East Coast, Northern Rail and CrossCountry operate trains on this route.

Travel Tips: Trains from Darlington to Edinburgh

Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains to Edinburgh from Darlington cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Edinburgh from Darlington to cost as little as £8  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Darlington to Edinburgh on average?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Darlington to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £22  one way.

What is the distance by train from Darlington to Edinburgh?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Edinburgh from Darlington via train to be approximately 117 miles (189 km).

How long does it take from Darlington to Edinburgh by train?

On average the train from Darlington to Edinburgh duration is 2 h 3 min  for the 117 miles (189 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which train station in Darlington goes to Edinburgh? Which train station do I come into Edinburgh from Darlington?

Omio customers book a train from Darlington   to Edinburgh Waverley   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Darlington, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Darlington to Edinburgh?

Take the Darlington to Edinburgh train with Cross Country, Lumo or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Darlington and Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there to Edinburgh from Darlington?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Darlington to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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

The first Darlington to Edinburgh train departs at 05: 55   and the last train from Darlington to Edinburgh leaves at 19: 01. Check out the most up-to-date Darlington to Edinburgh train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Darlington and Edinburgh to get the best deals?

You can find a train to Edinburgh from Darlington to cost on average £22 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Darlington to Edinburgh train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Darlington
Edinburgh
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 from Darlington to Edinburgh.