Darlington to Croydon by train

  • First train
    06:31
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 1m
  • Distance
    363 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Darlington to Croydon by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Croydon take around 3 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 363 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Croydon.

1. Are there direct trains from Darlington to Croydon?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Darlington to Croydon 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 33 departures.

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

The Darlington to Croydon train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Croydon is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 06:31 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 06:32, and the last at 22:31.

When to book Darlington to Croydon 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 Darlington to Croydon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Darlington and Croydon?

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

  • East Coast
  • Great Northern
  • 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.

Croydon to Darlington 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.