Croydon to Darlington by train

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    22:21
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 19m
  • Distance
    363 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    55
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Croydon to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Darlington take around 3 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 363 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Darlington.

1. Are there direct trains from Croydon to Darlington?

Journeys between Croydon and Darlington usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Croydon to Darlington every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 82 departures.

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

The Croydon to Darlington train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 04:40 and the last train is around 22:21. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 05:39, and the last at 21:50.

When to book Croydon 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 Croydon to Darlington by train.

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Which train companies operate between Croydon and Darlington?

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

  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

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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.