Darlington to Southampton by train

  • First train
    05:17
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 34m
  • Distance
    397 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    54
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 15m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Darlington to Southampton by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Southampton take around 4 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 397 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Southampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Darlington to Southampton?

Journeys between Darlington and Southampton 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 59 departures on the route from Darlington to Southampton 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 56 departures.

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

The Darlington to Southampton train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 05:17 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 05:17, and the last at 22:31.

When to book Darlington to Southampton 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 Southampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Darlington and Southampton?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.