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from Darlington to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Darlington to Manchester on 28 Nov we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:14Darlington2h09 10:23Manchester Victoria
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£421One-way
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08:14Darlington2h09 10:23Manchester Victoria
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£421One-way
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09:06Darlington2h07 11:13Manchester Victoria
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£421One-way
08:27Darlington2h13 10:40Manchester Victoria
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£421One-way
10:10Darlington1h59 12:09Manchester Victoria
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£421One-way

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Sun
28 Nov
£40First Transpennine Express
£17Megabus
Mon
29 Nov
£17First Transpennine Express
£25National Express
Tue
30 Nov
£31First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Fri
3 Dec
£32First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Sat
4 Dec
£40First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Sun
5 Dec
£34First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Mon
6 Dec
£28First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Fri
10 Dec
£28First Transpennine Express
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Sat
11 Dec
£38First Transpennine Express
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Tue
14 Dec
£17First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Wed
15 Dec
£17First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Thu
16 Dec
£17First Transpennine Express
£14Megabus
Fri
17 Dec
£9First Transpennine Express
£13National Express

Travel Information between Darlington and Manchester

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £23
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £23 • 1 h 50 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 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Darlington to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I go from Darlington to Manchester?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Darlington. You can take a coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Darlington to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £12.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £11 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £23 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Darlington to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Darlington to Manchester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 2 h 30 min.

How many miles from Darlington to Manchester would I travel?

The distance between Darlington and Manchester is around 77 miles (124 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Darlington to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Darlington? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Darlington, Darlington and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Darlington and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can get me from Darlington to Manchester?

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

  • Megabus can get you to Manchester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Darlington to Manchester for £12 on Omio.
  • First Transpennine Express can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for First Transpennine Express from Darlington to Manchester for £23.
Can I travel directly between Darlington and Manchester?

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

  • You can take a direct coach with Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with First Transpennine Express.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Darlington to Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Darlington to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Darlington to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket from Darlington to Manchester online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £12 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £23 one way.

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