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Darlington to London by train

It takes an average of 2h 40m to travel from Darlington to London by train, over a distance of around 216 miles (348 km). There are normally 63 trains per day travelling from Darlington to London and tickets for this journey start from £27.30 when you book in advance.

First train

04:12

Last train

21:48

Departure station

Darlington

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 2h 18m

Distance

216 miles (348 km)

Frequency

63 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £27.30

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway

Taking the train from Darlington to London in 2h 18m

Thinking about taking the train from Darlington to London? We’ve got you covered.

There are around 58 trains running between Darlington and London daily, which usually take 3h 5m to complete the journey over 216 miles (348 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to your destination. Need to reach London quickly? With the fastest LNER and Grand Central Railway trains, you can get there in just 2h 18m. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi on board – it’s easy to stay connected on LNER and Grand Central Railway trains.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from Darlington to London.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Darlington to London? 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 London take?

The average journey time by train between Darlington and London is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with around 63 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Darlington to London is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Darlington to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Darlington to London can start from as little as £27.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Darlington to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Darlington to London without having to change trains. There are 63 direct trains from Darlington to London 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 London leave?

The first train from Darlington to London leaves at 04:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Darlington to London leave?

The last train from Darlington to London leaves at 21:48. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Darlington to London cover a distance of around 216 miles (348 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Darlington.

Cheap train tickets from Darlington to London

Train tickets from Darlington to London start at £27.30 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

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 London 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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