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Watford to Darlington by train

  • First train
    06:01
  • Last train
    21:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 17m
  • Distance
    328 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 50m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Watford to Darlington take around 3 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 328 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Darlington.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Darlington?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Watford 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 58 departures.

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

The Watford to Darlington train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 06:01 and the last train is around 21:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 07:01, and the last at 21:58.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Darlington by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Darlington?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London Midland
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.