Darlington to Swansea by train

  • First train
    05:58
  • Last train
    00:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 26m
  • Distance
    360 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Darlington to Swansea by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Swansea take around 5 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 360 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Swansea.

1. Are there direct trains from Darlington to Swansea?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Darlington to Swansea 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 25 departures.

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

The Darlington to Swansea train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Swansea is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 05:58 and the last train is around 00:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 05:17, and the last at 22:31.

When to book Darlington to Swansea 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 Swansea by train.

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Which train companies operate between Darlington and Swansea?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

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.