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from Birmingham to Darlington

You can get from Birmingham to Darlington by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Darlington on 20 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45Birmingham5h05 12:50Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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07:45Birmingham5h05 12:50Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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14:05Birmingham5h00 19:05Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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11:10Birmingham4h55 16:05Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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03:05Birmingham5h10 08:15Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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Travel Information from Birmingham to Darlington

distanceDistance141 miles (228 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £57
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £57 • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Travel 141 miles (228 km) by coach or train to Darlington from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Birmingham to Darlington.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Darlington

Travel 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 Birmingham to Darlington.

How do I go from Birmingham to Darlington?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Darlington: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Birmingham and Darlington?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Darlington. Tickets for a coach cost on average £19.

This is compared to other travel options to Darlington:

A coach is about £38 less than a train, which costs on average £57 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Darlington from Birmingham?

The fastest way to get to Darlington from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Darlington that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 5 min   on average.

How far is Darlington from Birmingham?

Darlington is approximately 141 miles (228 km) away from Birmingham.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Darlington?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Darlington is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Darlington from Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Birmingham to Darlington?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Darlington:

  • Coaches most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Darlington at Darlington, Darlington.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Darlington.

Which travel operators can get me from Birmingham to Darlington?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Darlington, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Darlington by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Birmingham to Darlington tickets on Omio for £19.
  • Cross Country can take you to Darlington by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Birmingham to Darlington for £57.

Is there a direct service between Birmingham and Darlington?

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Darlington with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Darlington with Megabus.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Darlington tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Darlington from Birmingham ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Darlington? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Darlington usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Edinburgh or Manchester from Darlington, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase my Birmingham to Darlington ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Darlington, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £19 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £57 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Darlington tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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