Manchester to Darlington train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Darlington

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Cheapest

£24

Average

£46

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.

Transpennine Express
05:45Manchester1h52 07:37Darlington
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£241One-way
Transpennine Express
01:42Manchester3h16 04:58Darlington
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£391One-way
Transpennine Express
07:00Manchester1h47 08:47Darlington
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£401One-way
Transpennine Express
07:45Manchester1h52 09:37Darlington
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£411One-way
Transpennine Express
17:45Manchester1h52 19:37Darlington
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£421One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Darlington

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 June
Transpennine Express
01:42Manchester3h16 04:58Darlington
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Transpennine Express
05:45Manchester1h52 07:37Darlington
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Transpennine Express
06:15Manchester1h59 08:14Darlington
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Transpennine Express
07:00Manchester1h47 08:47Darlington
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Transpennine Express
07:45Manchester1h52 09:37Darlington
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First Transpennine Express
08:46Manchester1h51 10:37Darlington
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Transpennine Express
17:45Manchester1h52 19:37Darlington
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Darlington

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 47 m

Average

2 h 4 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

124 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Manchester for Darlington every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transpennine Express
07:00Manchester1h47 08:47Darlington
0 changes
£401One-way
First Transpennine Express
08:46Manchester1h51 10:37Darlington
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£671One-way
Transpennine Express
07:45Manchester1h52 09:37Darlington
0 changes
£411One-way
Transpennine Express
17:45Manchester1h52 19:37Darlington
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£421One-way
Transpennine Express
05:45Manchester1h52 07:37Darlington
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£241One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Darlington

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£30 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency39 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 39 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTranspennine Express or Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Darlington cover the 77 miles (124 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 39 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Darlington.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) trains Manchester to Darlington

You can travel by train between Manchester and Darlington with First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) for as low as £18. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

First TransPennine Express 3
Northern Rail (3)

One of the best ways to travel from Manchester to Darlington is by taking a train with First TransPennine Express 3. Omio helps you find the ideal First TransPennine Express 3 train between Manchester and Darlington by showing you First TransPennine Express 3 current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Manchester to Darlington route. You can expect to travel 77 miles (124 km) to Darlington from Manchester on a train with First TransPennine Express 3. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Manchester and Darlington, you can check straight away if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your First TransPennine Express 3 train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Manchester to Darlington!

Train information from Manchester to Darlington with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 57 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 14 a day

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Darlington with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 26 min
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 10 a day

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.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Manchester to Darlington for some dates and times for as low as £18  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Darlington train price to come in at an average of £30  one way.
The train distance from Manchester to Darlington is around 77 miles (124 km).
The Manchester to Darlington train duration is on average 1 h 52 min, which is to be expected when travelling 77 miles (124 km) from Manchester to Darlington. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Darlington.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Darlington, called Darlington, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city centre.

For the best Manchester to Darlington train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transpennine Express or Northern Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Darlington from Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 39 trains a day from Manchester to Darlington. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Manchester to Darlington leaves at 05: 31. The last train departing from Manchester to Darlington leaves at 20: 54. You can find the latest Manchester to Darlington train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train from Manchester to Darlington to cost on average £30 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester 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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Darlington
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.
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+44 3457114141
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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
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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