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Train Information to Leeds from Darlington

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
durationAverage train duration55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express or Cross Country

Trains from Darlington to Leeds cover the 50 miles (80 km) long trip taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £27, but the average price of train tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Darlington and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

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Darlington to Leeds with Crosscountry Railways

You can travel by train between Darlington and Leeds with Crosscountry Railways for as low as £27. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Crosscountry Railways

Looking for trains from Darlington to Leeds? Crosscountry Railways is one of the best companies to travel with on the 50 miles (80 km) route from Darlington to Leeds. As an official travel partner of Crosscountry Railways, Omio quickly shows you the latest Crosscountry Railways train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Darlington to Leeds routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Crosscountry Railways train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Darlington and Leeds, you can quickly see if the Crosscountry Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Darlington - Leeds train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Crosscountry Railways!

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Travel Tips

Trains from Darlington to Leeds
Travel by train to Leeds 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 Leeds.
How much does a cheap train from Darlington to Leeds cost?
You can find a cheap train from Darlington to Leeds for some dates and times for as low as £27  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Darlington to Leeds?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Darlington to Leeds train prices are on average £27  one way.
What is the distance by train from Darlington to Leeds?
The train distance from Darlington to Leeds is around 50 miles (80 km).
How long is the train journey between Darlington and Leeds?
While the time it takes to travel 50 miles (80 km) to Leeds from Darlington can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Darlington to Leeds is on average 55 min.
When travelling by train from Darlington to Leeds, which train station in Darlington do I depart from and which train station in Leeds do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Darlington   and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Where is the departure train station in Darlington located? Where is the arrival train station in Leeds located?

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

Passengers arriving in Leeds most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service between Darlington and Leeds?
Take the Darlington to Leeds train with First Transpennine Express or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Darlington to Leeds as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Darlington to Leeds direct train services?
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Darlington to Leeds. You can look to travel with First Transpennine Express or 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 route.
How many train services per day are there to Leeds from Darlington?
On average, there are 17 trains a day from Darlington to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Darlington to Leeds? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this route departs from Darlington at 07: 18. The last train leaves from Darlington at 09: 17. Check Omio for the latest train times from Darlington to Leeds and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Darlington and Leeds for the best deals?
You can find a train to Leeds from Darlington to cost on average £27 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 Leeds train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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 between Darlington and Leeds.