Darlington to Reading by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:55
  • Last train
    18:06
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 58m

Travelling from Darlington to Reading by train

The fastest trains from Darlington to Reading take around 3 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 343 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Reading.

Direct trains run between Darlington and Reading.

We usually find around 16 direct trains on the route from Darlington to Reading every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 11 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 06:55 and the last train is around 18:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 06:55, and the last at 18:06.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Darlington to Reading 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 Reading by train.

Which trains operate between Darlington and Reading?

CrossCountry is the rail operator that operates on the route from Darlington to Reading.

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 rail 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.

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