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Overview: Train from Manchester to Darlington

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£34 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Darlington cover the 77 miles (124 km) long route taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £34, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Darlington.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Darlington.

How much does a cheap train to Darlington from Manchester cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Darlington from Manchester to cost as little as £34  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Manchester to Darlington?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Darlington train prices are on average £34  one way.

What is the distance to Darlington from Manchester by train?

The Manchester to Darlington train distance is approximately 77 miles (124 km).

How long is the train journey to Darlington from Manchester?

On average the Manchester to Darlington train time is 1 h 52 min  covering the 77 miles (124 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Manchester to Darlington do I depart from? Which Darlington train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Darlington.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Darlington and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (406 m) from the train station to the city centre in Darlington.

Which train companies can take me from Manchester to Darlington?

For the trip from Manchester to Darlington you can take a train with First Transpennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Manchester and Darlington on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services are there between Manchester and Darlington a day?

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

What time is the earliest train from Manchester to Darlington? What time is the last train from Manchester to Darlington?

You can take the first train from Manchester to Darlington at 08: 00   or take the last train from Manchester to Darlington leaving at 09: 45. Look for the latest Manchester Darlington train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Manchester and Darlington for the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Darlington within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £34 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Darlington from Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Darlington.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales