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Manchester to Darlington

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Darlington by train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Darlington ?

Trip Manchester Darlington

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance78 mi
Direct lineYes

Darlington is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Manchester to Darlington transport offers? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines trains, carpooling and buses to go to Darlington from Manchester, you'll save time and money! Fill in the date of your trip to Darlington and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with Northern Rail, First TransPennine Express, National Express, CrossCountry, Blablacar, MegaBus or East Coast by buses, carpooling or trains.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Darlington bus

Are you looking for a bus from Manchester to Darlington? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Darlington and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Darlington.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Darlington to offer cheaper fares.
  • Travelling by bus is more environmentally friendly than the use of one's personal car because of the modernization of National Express coach fleets. Running a bus doesn't require building other infrastructures either: the road Manchester Darlington is already built and shared by others.
  • During the trip Manchester Darlington, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Manchester to Darlington are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Darlington?

Only the coach company National Express operates the direct line Manchester Darlington.

National Express Manchester Darlington

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Darlington' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Darlington

In Darlington, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Darlington

Train Manchester to Darlington

Is there a direct train bound for Darlington from Manchester?

Indeed, the cities of Darlington and Manchester are linked with a direct train connection. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Darlington train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Darlington

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Darlington route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Darlington train companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Manchester Darlington

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Victoria

Arrival train stations in Darlington

  • North Road
  • Darlington

Carpool from Manchester to Darlington

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Darlington car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Darlington, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Darlington rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Darlington!

Before you book your Manchester-Darlington ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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