Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington by train

  • First train
    06:24
  • Last train
    23:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 43m
  • Distance
    173 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington take around 2 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 173 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stoke-on-Trent and Darlington.

1. Are there direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington?

Journeys between Stoke-on-Trent and Darlington usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Stoke-on-Trent 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 39 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington?

The Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Stoke-on-Trent around 06:24 and the last train is around 23:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stoke-on-Trent around 06:33, and the last at 23:33.

When to book Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Darlington by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stoke-on-Trent and Darlington?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.