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from Darlington to Manchester

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23 May
£18First Transpennine Express
24 May
£34First Transpennine Express
25 May
£39First Transpennine Express
26 May
£34Transpennine Express
27 May
£18Transpennine Express
28 May
£18First Transpennine Express
29 May
£65First Transpennine Express

Travel Information between Darlington and Manchester

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 1 h 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 77 miles (124 km) to Manchester from Darlington. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 51 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Darlington to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Darlington to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Darlington to Manchester.

What are my travel options from Darlington to Manchester?

There are 2 ways to get from Darlington to Manchester: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Darlington to Manchester?

The cheapest way from Darlington to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is £9 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Darlington to Manchester costing on average £21.

What is the fastest way to Manchester from Darlington?

The fastest way from Darlington to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 51 min.

Other travel options to Manchester from Darlington can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 30 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Darlington to Manchester would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there to Manchester from Darlington?

The average frequency per day from Darlington to Manchester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When going from Darlington to Manchester, where do I depart from Darlington and where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Darlington, Darlington and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Darlington to Manchester most often leave from Darlington and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Who can get me from Darlington to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Darlington to Manchester:

  • You can take a coach from Darlington to Manchester with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £11 with Megabus from Darlington to Manchester.
  • You can go to Manchester from Darlington by train with First Transpennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for £21 with First Transpennine Express from Darlington to Manchester on Omio.

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

Your journey from Darlington to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Darlington to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

When should I buy a ticket to Manchester from Darlington online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Darlington to Manchester, 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 is £11 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £21 one way.

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