London to Darlington train

Cheap train tickets from London to Darlington

Showing times and prices for 10 Aug

Cheapest

£49

Average

£86

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.

Grand Central Trains
07:27London2h31 09:58Darlington
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£491One-way
London North Eastern Railway
13:30London2h36 16:06Darlington
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£771One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:30London2h34 11:04Darlington
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£781One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:30London2h37 13:07Darlington
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£801One-way
London North Eastern Railway
19:00London2h19 21:19Darlington
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£811One-way

Train schedule London to Darlington

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 August
Grand Central Trains
07:27London2h31 09:58Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
07:30London2h36 10:06Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
08:30London2h34 11:04Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
10:30London2h37 13:07Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
12:30London2h36 15:06Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
13:00London2h22 15:22Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
13:30London2h36 16:06Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
18:30London2h36 21:06Darlington
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London North Eastern Railway
19:00London2h19 21:19Darlington
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Fastest train times from London to Darlington

Showing times and prices for 10 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 19 m

Average

2 h 31 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

349 km

Of the 9 trains that leave London for Darlington every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
19:00London2h19 21:19Darlington
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£811One-way
London North Eastern Railway
13:00London2h22 15:22Darlington
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£811One-way
Grand Central Trains
07:27London2h31 09:58Darlington
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£491One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:30London2h34 11:04Darlington
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£781One-way
London North Eastern Railway
13:30London2h36 16:06Darlington
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£771One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Darlington

distanceDistance216 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£81 (€92)
frequencyTrain frequency29 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 26 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGrand Central Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from London to Darlington cover the 216 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like Grand Central Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 29 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £81, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £62. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Darlington.

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

You can travel by train to Darlington from London with Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry for as low as £62. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between London and Darlington on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date London to Darlington train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 216 miles (348 km) trip from London to Darlington, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between London and Darlington in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Darlington from London and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between London and Darlington with CrossCountry!

    It’s easy to book your Grand Central Trains train ticket from London to Darlington online with Omio! Simply check the current Grand Central Trains train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from London to Darlington as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Grand Central Trains train tickets online. Prices for Grand Central Trains trains to Darlington from London start at £62 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 216 miles (348 km). If you search for Grand Central Trains trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Grand Central Trains tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from London to Darlington. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best London to Darlington Grand Central Trains train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

    Trains from London to Darlington

    Trains from London to Darlington depart multiple times a day, and there’s two train providers that have routes from London to Darlington: London North Eastern Railway and Grand Central Trains. All trains from London to Darlington depart from London Kings Cross train station and arrive in Darlington at Darlington train station. The quicker trains to Darlington from London take around 2h 20min.

    London to Darlington Train Time: Daily Departures

    London to Darlington trains depart on average between two and four times an hour, and there are more trains during the day than in the early morning and late evening. The first train departs from London Kings Cross train station at approximately 07:00 and arrives in Darlington at Darlington train station at around 09:22. The last train departs at around 19:30 and arrives in Darlington at approximately 22:06.

    How long is the journey by train from London to Darlington?

    The journey from London to Darlington can take between 2h 20min and 3h 10min. Your travel time depends on whether you have a change in your route and which train provider you choose. The fastest train of the day departs from London Kings Cross train station at about 18:00 and arrives in Darlington at roughly 20:20 at Darlington train station. Trains run by London North Eastern Railways are faster than those run by Grand Central Trains, and all trains run by Grand Central Trains have one change during their journey.

    Trains from London to Darlington: St Pancras church in London. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: London Kings Cross train station is your departure train station for London to Darlington trains. London Kings Cross train station is located approximately 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from the city centre of London. One of the best ways to get to the train station from the city centre is taking the train. If you get on the London Underground from Waterloo station, you can take the Northern line to Leicester Square. From Leicester Square, you will need to get on the Piccadilly line to Kings Cross. This route will take you around 23min to reach the train station. At Kings Cross train station, you will find many amenities, including cafes, bathrooms, waiting areas, restaurants, convenience shops, a chemist and disability assistance.

    Arrival train station:Darlington train station is the arrival train station for all trains travelling the London to Darlington train route. Darlington train station is approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city centre of Darlington. One of the best ways to get to the city centre from this train station is by taking the bus. You can catch the bus from the Park Street bus stop and disembark at Tubwell Row bus stop. Some of the facilities you will find at this train station include cafes, convenience shops, cash machines, bathrooms, waiting areas and a first-class lounge.

    Which train companies travel from London to Darlington?

    Two train companies operate routes to Darlington from London. These companies are London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Grand Central Trains. LNER operates most of the trains from London to Darlington, and Grand Central Trains operates between three and four trains a day on this route. All Grand Central Trains routes require a change, while all LNER trains to Darlington from London are direct. LNER are generally faster, as they are direct.

    Night trains Darlington

    There are no current night trains from London to Darlington. The latest train departs at roughly 19:30 and arrives in Darlington at approximately 22:06. Another later train departs at around 18:00 and arrives at approximately 20:20 in Darlington.

    London North Eastern Railway trains from London to Darlington

    London North Eastern Railway offers multiple trains an hour from London to Darlington. Their earliest train departs from London Kings Cross train station at approximately 07:00 and arrives in Darlington at Darlington train station at around 09:22, while the last train departs at around 19:30 and arrives in Darlington at approximately 22:06. This train company only operates direct routes for London to Darlington trains. Your travel time will range between 2h 20min and 2h 39min.

    Grand Central Trains trains from London to Darlington

    Grand Central Trains offers around two to three trains a day from London to Darlington. Their earliest train departs at roughly 08:00 from London Kings Cross train station and arrives in Darlington at about 10:22 at Darlington train station. The latest train in the day departs at around 11:27 and arrives at around 14:02 in Darlington. Your full travel duration for trains from this provider range between 2h 31min and 3h 10min. All trains with Grand Central Trains from London to Darlington include one change, generally when you reach York or Northallerton.

    Trains from London to Darlington: Sustainability travel

    If you want to choose a train provider that cares for the environment, you should get a ticket with London North Eastern Railway. This rail provider replaced all of its trains with high-speed diesel trains in 2019. These trains use less fuel than previous models and have an electric mode where they don’t use diesel. Taking a train also helps reduce your carbon emissions, as with any public transport.

    Train London to Darlington: Services on Board

    There are many services onboard trains from London to Darlington. If you are travelling on a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) train, some of the facilities you can use include at-seat ordering, bathrooms, table-seating options and disability assistance. On LNER trains, you can choose between first-class and economy class. If you book a first-class ticket, you will enjoy extra benefits, including special meals, a lounge, bigger seats, more table areas and reclining seats. When travelling with a bike, you can reserve a space when you book your ticket. Up to two pets can travel with you for free; they need to be properly secured for the whole journey.

    If you choose to travel with Grand Central Railway, you will have access to bathrooms, onboard food, table-seating areas and luggage storage, and it is possible to get first-class or business-class tickets with this rail company. Grand Central Railway only has space for three bikes on board their trains; these spots can be reserved when you book your ticket. Luggage allowance for both train providers lets you bring three luggage items. This can include one small bag, one large bag and one personal item. If you require any assistance, there are staff who will help you to and from the train. There are also dedicated spots on the trains for people in wheelchairs. While on board, you should check out our Omio magazine here.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Darlington?

    There are many easy ways to get cheap train tickets to Darlington from London if you know what to look for. One of the best ways to get an affordable ticket is by choosing a route that has a changeover or a longer duration. Faster and direct train routes are almost always more expensive. Another great way to save some cash is by booking your train ticket well in advance, and if you can, try to be flexible with your travel dates. By doing this, you can choose the day of the week that has the cheaper tickets. Travelling at off-peak times is also recommended, as tickets cost more during rush hour.

    Trains from London to Darlington: group on a train to Darlington. Source: Shutterstock

    To Darlington by train—travel tips

    Darlington is a great holiday destination for the historically minded traveller who wants to learn about this medieval market town. One of the most popular attractions in the area is Raby Castle. This castle, built in the 14th century, has much to see, from its Victorian interiors to its deer park. Darlington also has a great collection of museums, including the Head of Steam museum, where you can learn all about railway history. Another popular day-trip destination in the area is South Park, where you can enjoy a picnic next to the River Skerne. If you want to get some proper Darlington food, we recommend trying out SALT – Street Food Kitchen & Bar, Tomahawk Steakhouse Darlington and Raby Hunt Restaurant.

    • Go shopping at the historic Market Hall.
    • View one of the most significant churches, St Cuthbert’s.
    • Enjoy your evening entertainment at the Darlington Hippodrome.
    • Check out Thornton Hall Gardens for some bright flowers.
    • Get up close and personal with birds of prey at Walworth Castle Birds of Prey.

    Travel Tips: Trains from London to Darlington

    Travel by train to Darlington 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 London to Darlington.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from London to Darlington for as low as £62  for the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Darlington train price to come in at an average of £81  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 216 miles  to Darlington from London by train.
    While the time it takes to travel 216 miles between London and Darlington can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Darlington is on average 2 h 15 min.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Darlington.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Darlington and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city centre in Darlington.

    Take the London to Darlington train with Grand Central Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between London and Darlington as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 26 direct trains a day between London and Darlington. If you’re looking for a direct train from London to Darlington, consider travelling with London North Eastern Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    On average, there are 29 trains a day from London to Darlington. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    If you prefer early morning trains from London to Darlington, the first train leaves at 05: 15. If you prefer late night trains from London to Darlington, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Darlington schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    You can find a train from London to Darlington to cost on average £81 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the London to Darlington train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip between London and Darlington.
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    Public transport options for London Victoria
    Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
    Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Metro: Tube Lines.
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    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139
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    Public transport options for London Waterloo
    Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
    Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
    Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    Public transport options for London Bridge
    Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
    Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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    Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
    Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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