It takes an average of 2h 49m to travel from London Kings Cross to Darlington by train, over a distance of around 215 miles (346 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Darlington and tickets for this journey start from £22.50 when you book in advance.
London Kings Cross
From 2h 15m
215 miles (346 km)
36 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The average journey time from London Kings Cross to Darlington by train is 2h 59m, with around 35 trains travelling 215 miles (346 km) between these two destinations daily. 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. Trains on this route are run by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Enjoy free WiFi, the on-board Cafe Bar and power sockets on LNER’s brand-new Azuma trains, which will get you to Darlington in just 2h 16m.
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.
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The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Darlington is 2 hours and 49 minutes, with around 36 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Darlington is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Darlington can start from as little as £22.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Darlington without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from London Kings Cross to Darlington each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Kings Cross to Darlington leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Kings Cross to Darlington leaves at 22:00. 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.
Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Darlington cover a distance of around 215 miles (346 km) during the journey.
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 London Kings Cross to Darlington is right for you.
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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