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Cheap train tickets from Darlington to London

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Darlington to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
14:302h30
Darlington station (DAR)
17:00London Kings Cross (KGX)
£731One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
15:193h04
Darlington station (DAR)
18:23London Kings Cross (KGX)
£961One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
13:173h06
Darlington station (DAR)
16:23London Kings Cross (KGX)
£961One-way
1 change
Grand Central Trains
11:122h38
Darlington station (DAR)
13:50London Kings Cross (KGX)
£961One-way
1 change
Grand Central Trains
13:122h32
Darlington station (DAR)
15:44London Kings Cross (KGX)
£2091One-way
1 change

Train timetableDarlington to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 April
Grand Central Trains
11:122h38
Darlington station (DAR)
13:50London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change
Grand Central Trains
13:122h32
Darlington station (DAR)
15:44London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
13:173h06
Darlington station (DAR)
16:23London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
14:302h30
Darlington station (DAR)
17:00London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
15:193h04
Darlington station (DAR)
18:23London Kings Cross (KGX)
1 change

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Train times from Darlington to London

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

2 h 46 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

349 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Darlington for London every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
14:302h30
Darlington station (DAR)
17:00London Kings Cross (KGX)
£731One-way
0 changes
Grand Central Trains
13:122h32
Darlington station (DAR)
15:44London Kings Cross (KGX)
£2091One-way
1 change
Grand Central Trains
11:122h38
Darlington station (DAR)
13:50London Kings Cross (KGX)
£961One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
15:193h04
Darlington station (DAR)
18:23London Kings Cross (KGX)
£961One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
13:173h06
Darlington station (DAR)
16:23London Kings Cross (KGX)
£961One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Darlington to London

distanceDistance216 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or First Hull Trains

Trains from Darlington to London cover the 216 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or First Hull Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £76. Travellers depart most frequently from Darlington and arrive in London Euston.

Train providers: East Coast, Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry trains Darlington to London

Buy your official East Coast, Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry train tickets from Darlington to London from £56 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Grand Central Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Grand Central Trains offers a range of services, including express, semi-fast and stopping services. Express services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to three hours. Semi-fast services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to four hours. Stopping services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to five hours. Grand Central Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Standard tickets are the most economical option, while First Class tickets offer more comfort and space. Advance tickets are available for purchase up to 12 weeks in advance and offer the best value for money. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Grand Central Trains are London to Bradford, London to Sunderland, London to York and London to Wakefield.

Grand Central Trains from Darlington to London train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £62

Trains from Darlington to London

There are regular direct rail connections from Darlington station to London King's Cross on the East Coast Mainline. Weekday and Saturday timetables offer trains roughly every half hour from early morning until late evening, with most services taking a little over two and a half hours to reach the capital from the north-east. Indirect connections requiring one change of train en route offer frequent additional options for travellers on the route south.  

Which train companies travel from Darlington to London?

The majority of rail services between Darlington and London are provided by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Some indirect services on this route also use  CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express and Grand Central services from Darlington with a change to LNER trains at York or Doncaster. 

How long is the train from Darlington to London?

The fastest train journeys from Darlington to London take 2 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 216 mile route south to London. Most services take 15 to 20 minutes longer, while some indirect connections take longer than three hours.

How many trains are there from Darlington to London?

The weekday schedule offers frequent direct trains from Darlington to London King's Cross, departing every half hour from the early morning and continuing throughout the day until just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday services are slightly reduced, with  a first departure from Darlington just after 8:00 a.m.  Indirect services requiring one change of train add numerous options to the daily timetable. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Darlington to London?

Departure train station: Darlington station is located  half a mile south-east of the city centre, served by bus stops on Victoria Road and Parkgate. The station has a taxi rank at the main entrance and the concourse offers  cash machines and a selection of cafes and shops.

Arrival train station: All trains from Darlington to London arrive at London King's Cross. Situated on the northern edge of central London, the station is readily serviced with numerous public transport links including bus stops on Euston Road and Underground connections on the Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan and Victoria lines. The modern concourse offers a variety of international restaurants,  supermarkets, cafes and the world-famous Harry Potter store. 

FAQs: Darlington to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from Darlington to London 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 London.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Darlington to London can start from as little as £36 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Darlington to London is £76; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Darlington to London train travel time is 2 h 20 min   for the 216 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Darlington to London leaves at 05: 17. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Darlington to London leaves at 21: 48.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Darlington to London without having to change trains with East Coast. There are 16 direct trains from Darlington to London each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Darlington to London.
Take the Darlington to London train with East Coast, Grand Central Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or First Hull Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Darlington and London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 48.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Darlington, which is located around 0.6 miles (911 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Euston, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Darlington to London is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Darlington to London including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Darlington and London

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Darlington is the most popular Darlington railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Darlington for your journey to London.
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