How to get from Manchester to Darlington

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Travel Information to Darlington from Manchester

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Transpennine Express

Travel 77 miles (124 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Manchester and Darlington. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Darlington.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Darlington.

You can travel from Manchester to Darlington 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Darlington, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Darlington:

A flight journey is usually £17 less than a journey to Darlington by coach, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

A flight is about £1 less than a ferry, which costs on average £1 for this trip.

A flight is generally £18 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £18 from Manchester to Darlington.

The fastest way from Manchester to Darlington is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 47 min.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Darlington is:

  • 37 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can take a coach from Manchester to Darlington with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £17 with Megabus from Manchester to Darlington.
  • You can travel by train from Manchester to Darlington with Transpennine Express, and you can find Transpennine Express Manchester to Darlington tickets for £18 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Manchester and Darlington with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct train with with 14 direct trains per day.

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

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £17 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £1 one way for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £18 one way.

But we recommend booking Manchester 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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