Looking to travel from London to Darlington by train? You’ve come to the right place.
You can get from London to Darlington in just 2 hours and 19 minutes on the fastest direct LNER trains. Hop onboard and you’ll find comfortable seating, plenty of room for luggage and free WiFi as standard. If you fancy treating yourself, why not travel in LNER First Class? You’ll enjoy complimentary food and drinks, extra legroom and larger tables.
Once you arrive at Darlington station, why not spend some time wandering around South Park, just to the south of the city centre. This scenic park hosts an aviary, a lake and a cafe to enjoy a spot of lunch in.
Feeling ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Darlington in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Keep reading if you’re after FAQs about the journey, or money-saving tips like travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard to save 1/3.
The average journey time by train between London and Darlington is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 34 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 to Darlington is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Darlington can start from as little as £18.30 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Darlington without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from London to Darlington each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Darlington leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London 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 to Darlington cover a distance of around 216 miles (348 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 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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