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from Darlington to Edinburgh

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

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Thu
21 Oct
£28First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£31First Transpennine Express
£27National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£30London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£28Cross Country
£27National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£36London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£24First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£36London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£24First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£24First Transpennine Express
£27National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£24London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£19London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£19First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£19First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£19First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£14First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£22First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£24London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£24London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£14First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£14First Transpennine Express
£18National Express

Travel Information from Darlington to Edinburgh

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £32
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £32 • 1 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 117 miles (189 km) to Edinburgh from Darlington. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Darlington to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips

Travel from Darlington to Edinburgh
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FAQs
What are my Darlington to Edinburgh travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel between Darlington and Edinburgh including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Darlington to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way from Darlington to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £22 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £9 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £32 from Darlington to Edinburgh.

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

The quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Darlington is by train, which takes on average 1 h 59 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 10 min   on average.

How far is it from Darlington to Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 117 miles (189 km) from Darlington to Edinburgh.

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

The average frequency per day from Darlington to Edinburgh is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Darlington to Edinburgh 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 Darlington to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Darlington to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Darlington, Darlington and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Darlington to Edinburgh Waverley.
Who can get me from Darlington to Edinburgh?

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Darlington to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £22.
  • Cross Country can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Darlington to Edinburgh for £32 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Edinburgh from Darlington?

Yes, there are direct services available from Darlington to Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with National Express.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Edinburgh from Darlington?
Your journey from Darlington to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Darlington to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Darlington to Edinburgh ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Darlington to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £22 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £32 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.