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Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 2h 6m to travel from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 118 miles (190 km). There are normally 80 trains per day traveling from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from $19.57 when you book in advance.

First train

05:55

Last train

22:08

Departure station

Darlington

Arrival station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Journey time

From 1h 56m

Distance

118 miles (190 km)

Frequency

80 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $19.57

Train operators

CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway

How to travel from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley)? Look no further.

You'll usually find 80 trains per day running between Darlington and Edinburgh (Waverley), which usually take 2 hours 6 minutes to complete the 190 km journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 56 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.

You can save money on train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $19.57. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Want to know more about your journey from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Darlington and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 6 minutes, with around 80 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Darlington and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as $19.57 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 80 direct trains from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 22:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Darlington and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 118 miles (190 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Darlington.

Cheap train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at $19.57 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Darlington to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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