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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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Trip Manchester Darlington

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance78 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Darlington?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Manchester Darlington. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Manchester and Darlington on a map as well as the route Manchester Darlington and the different connecting points (Darlington Railway Station, Darlington Coach Station, North Road Railway Station, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Airport Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester-Darlington

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Carpool from Manchester to Darlington

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Darlington car journeys with others. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Darlington ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

Manchester to Darlington bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Darlington

Going by bus from Manchester to Darlington may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to Darlington, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Darlington route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 78 mi trip.
  • 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.

Bus stops 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. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Darlington' must be mentioned. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Darlington

As soon as the coach stops at Darlington, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Darlington

Coach companies on the Manchester Darlington trip

To get to Darlington by bus from Manchester, you only have the bus company National Express that serves the these two cities.

National Express Manchester Darlington

Train Manchester to Darlington

Is Manchester connected to Darlington with a direct train?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Darlington by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Darlington and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Darlington train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity Train Manchester Darlington

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Darlington are served by intercity trains which are faster than 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

Railway stations in Darlington

  • North Road
  • Darlington

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Darlington?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Darlington (77.7 mi)
Railway companies
Northern Rail provides a rail connection Middlesbrough-Darlington with the train from Middlesbrough railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Darlington at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Darlington with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Darlington railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journey Leeds-Darlington with the train from Leeds railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Darlington at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
East Coast provides a rail connection from Northallerton to Darlington with the train which leaves Northallerton station to arrive at Darlington railway station (England United Kingdom)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Darlington (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Middlesbrough where the coach will drop you off at Middlesbrough station situated at about 0.2 mi from Middlesbrough city centre.
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