Cheap train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Cheapest

£21

Average

£44

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 £ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.

Cheapest
18:09Darlington2h04 20:13Edinburgh Waverley
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£211One-way
13:40Darlington2h07 15:47Edinburgh Waverley
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£241One-way
16:09Darlington2h07 18:16Edinburgh Waverley
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£271One-way
17:08Darlington2h04 19:12Edinburgh Waverley
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£271One-way
17:26Darlington1h55 19:21Edinburgh Waverley
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£331One-way

Train schedule Darlington to Edinburgh

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08:05Darlington2h15 10:20Edinburgh Waverley
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09:00Darlington2h06 11:06Edinburgh Waverley
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09:09Darlington2h03 11:12Edinburgh Waverley
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09:15Darlington2h07 11:22Edinburgh Waverley
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09:24Darlington1h58 11:22Edinburgh Waverley
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09:50Darlington1h59 11:49Edinburgh Waverley
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10:07Darlington2h04 12:11Edinburgh Waverley
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10:23Darlington1h57 12:20Edinburgh Waverley
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11:00Darlington2h02 13:02Edinburgh Waverley
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11:09Darlington2h03 13:12Edinburgh Waverley
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11:23Darlington1h57 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
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12:06Darlington2h04 14:10Edinburgh Waverley
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12:25Darlington1h56 14:21Edinburgh Waverley
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13:00Darlington2h09 15:09Edinburgh Waverley
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13:09Darlington2h07 15:16Edinburgh Waverley
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13:24Darlington1h58 15:22Edinburgh Waverley
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13:40Darlington2h07 15:47Edinburgh Waverley
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14:08Darlington2h07 16:15Edinburgh Waverley
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14:24Darlington1h58 16:22Edinburgh Waverley
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15:00Darlington2h05 17:05Edinburgh Waverley
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15:09Darlington2h05 17:14Edinburgh Waverley
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15:23Darlington2h00 17:23Edinburgh Waverley
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16:00Darlington2h08 18:08Edinburgh Waverley
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16:09Darlington2h07 18:16Edinburgh Waverley
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16:14Darlington2h15 18:29Edinburgh Waverley
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16:24Darlington2h05 18:29Edinburgh Waverley
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17:00Darlington2h06 19:06Edinburgh Waverley
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17:08Darlington2h04 19:12Edinburgh Waverley
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17:26Darlington1h55 19:21Edinburgh Waverley
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18:09Darlington2h04 20:13Edinburgh Waverley
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18:24Darlington1h56 20:20Edinburgh Waverley
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19:01Darlington2h08 21:09Edinburgh Waverley
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19:10Darlington2h04 21:14Edinburgh Waverley
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19:26Darlington1h57 21:23Edinburgh Waverley
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20:00Darlington2h08 22:08Edinburgh Waverley
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20:05Darlington2h08 22:13Edinburgh Waverley
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20:22Darlington2h00 22:22Edinburgh Waverley
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20:59Darlington2h04 23:03Edinburgh Waverley
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21:05Darlington2h11 23:16Edinburgh Waverley
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21:26Darlington1h59 23:25Edinburgh Waverley
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Wed
8 Dec
£33First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£31First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£33First Transpennine Express
£27National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£60London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sun
12 Dec
£27London North Eastern Railway
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Mon
13 Dec
£30London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Tue
14 Dec
£30London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Wed
15 Dec
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£18National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£30London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£30London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sat
18 Dec
£38London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sun
19 Dec
£24London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Mon
20 Dec
£33London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Tue
21 Dec
£30London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Wed
22 Dec
£87Cross Country
£18National Express
Thu
23 Dec
£22London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sun
26 Dec
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£40National Express
Mon
27 Dec
£61Cross Country
£22National Express

Fastest train times from Darlington to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Fastest Journey

1 h 55 m

Average

2 h 3 m

Trains per day

40

Distance

190 km

Of the 40 trains that leave Darlington for Edinburgh every day 37 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 3 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 55 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 15 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.

Fastest
17:26Darlington1h55 19:21Edinburgh Waverley
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£331One-way
18:24Darlington1h56 20:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£431One-way
12:25Darlington1h56 14:21Edinburgh Waverley
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£431One-way
11:23Darlington1h57 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£431One-way
19:26Darlington1h57 21:23Edinburgh Waverley
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£431One-way

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Overview: Train from Darlington to Edinburgh

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£35 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Darlington to Edinburgh cover the 117 miles (189 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 59 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £35, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Darlington and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers

CrossCountry trains from Darlington to Edinburgh

You can travel by train between Darlington and Edinburgh with CrossCountry for as low as £27. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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.

Enjoy a smooth and easy route to Edinburgh from Darlington with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Darlington to Edinburgh as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Darlington to Edinburgh train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Edinburgh from Darlington on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 117 miles (189 km) journey from Darlington to Edinburgh with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

Darlington to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

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

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Darlington to Edinburgh are the following:

  • 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 train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Edinburgh from Darlington to cost as little as £27  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Darlington to Edinburgh cost on average?
The Darlington to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average £35  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Darlington to Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Darlington to Edinburgh is around 117 miles (189 km).
How many hours does it take from Darlington to Edinburgh by train?
The train time to Edinburgh from Darlington is on average 1 h 59 min  for the 117 miles (189 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Edinburgh from Darlington by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Darlington to Edinburgh train leave from? Which Edinburgh train station do I come into from Darlington?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Darlington   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where do I find the Darlington train station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Darlington, is located 0.2 miles (406 m) from the city centre of Darlington.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

Which train providers should I travel with from Darlington to Edinburgh?
For the best Darlington to Edinburgh train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Darlington and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct train to Edinburgh from Darlington?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Darlington to Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many train services per day are there between Darlington and Edinburgh?
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.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Edinburgh from Darlington to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Darlington to Edinburgh is on average £35 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh available a few months in advance.

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.