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Carlisle to Darlington by train

  • First train
    06:25
  • Last train
    22:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 57m
  • Distance
    98 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    51
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Darlington take around 1 hour and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 98 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Darlington.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Darlington?

Journeys between Carlisle and Darlington usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Carlisle to Darlington every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 49 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Carlisle to Darlington?

The Carlisle to Darlington train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Carlisle to Darlington train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 06:28 and the last train is around 22:06. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:25, and the last at 22:04.

When to book Carlisle to Darlington train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Carlisle to Darlington by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Darlington?

More than one train company operates on the route from Carlisle to Darlington, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Darlington to Carlisle by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.