Leicester to Darlington by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:45
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m

Travelling from Leicester to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Darlington take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 212 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Darlington.

Are there direct trains from Leicester to Darlington?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Leicester 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 47 departures.

How long is the train journey from Leicester to Darlington?

The Leicester to Darlington train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Leicester to Darlington train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:15 and the last train is around 00:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:45, and the last at 23:46.

When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Darlington by train.

Which train companies operate between Leicester and Darlington?

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

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

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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