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from Edinburgh to Darlington

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

Our recommendation

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

09:30Edinburgh Waverley1h56 11:26Darlington
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley1h56 11:26Darlington
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley1h58 10:58Darlington
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08:00Edinburgh Waverley2h01 10:01Darlington
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley1h56 10:26Darlington
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Travel Information to Darlington from Edinburgh

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £51
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £27 • 4 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £51 • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 117 miles (189 km) from Edinburgh to Darlington. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Edinburgh to Darlington.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Darlington.

What are my travel options from Edinburgh to Darlington?

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

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Darlington?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Darlington, which costs on average £27.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Darlington:

A coach is generally £24 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £51 from Edinburgh to Darlington.

What is the fastest way to Darlington from Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel to Darlington from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 1 h 56 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Darlington?

Darlington is approximately 117 miles (189 km) away from Edinburgh.

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Darlington is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Darlington as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and in Darlington?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Darlington, Darlington.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Darlington at Darlington.

Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to Darlington?

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

  • National Express can get you to Darlington by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Edinburgh to Darlington for £27 on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Darlington by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Darlington for £51 on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Darlington?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Darlington with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

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 book tickets for this journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Darlington from Edinburgh?

Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Darlington don't make Darlington their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Darlington trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Darlington to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Darlington from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £27 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £51 one way on average.

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