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from Manchester to Darlington

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

Our recommendation

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

16:25Manchester2h40 19:05Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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16:25Manchester2h40 19:05Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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10:10Manchester2h40 12:50Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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13:35Manchester2h30 16:05Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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15:45Manchester, Airport3h20 19:05Middlesbrough, Newport Road
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Travel Information from Manchester to Darlington

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £25
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £23 • 1 h 47 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £23 • 1 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 77 miles (124 km) to Darlington from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.

How do I go from Manchester to Darlington?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Darlington: coach or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Darlington the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Darlington is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £23 compared to other travel options to Darlington:

A train is £2 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Manchester to Darlington costing on average £25.

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

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

Other travel options between Manchester and Darlington can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 40 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Manchester to Darlington would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Darlington is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Darlington, Darlington.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Manchester to Darlington depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Darlington.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Darlington?

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

  • You can travel to Darlington from Manchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £25 with National Express from Manchester to Darlington.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Darlington with First Transpennine Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £23 with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Darlington.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Darlington?

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

How early should I purchase tickets from Manchester to Darlington online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £23 one way.

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