Trains to Darlington

Cheap Trains to Darlington

"Darlington is a town in County Durham. Best known for its pioneering role in the development of the railway in the 19th Century." WikiVoyage

Thanks to the influence of local Quaker families during the Georgian and Victorian Era, Darlington, which is Darlo to the locals, flourished into the English market town that it is known today.

Tip 1: Book in advance for cheap train tickets to Darlington train station
The sooner you book your cheap railway tickets in UK the better as advance tickets can make you the greatest savings. These tickets are usually released by the train operating companies about 12 weeks before your departure. Train tickets can quickly sell out, so it is advisable to book tickets as far in advance as possible. There are occasions when it might be still possible to buy an advance ticket up to 1 hour before your train leaves the station but you could be disappointed if you leave it this late.

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Tip 3: Refunds for delayed travel to Darlington Train Station are available
When taking a train to Darlington it may not necessarily be on time and this could mean it is late in getting to your destination. If this happens you may be eligible for either a full or partial refund on your train ticket using the Delay Repay scheme but you need to check policy of the company you travel with to find out how long a delay you can get compensation for, you could discover that a refund is due for as little as a 15-minute delay. You can then apply for your refund directly through the train operating company.

Tip 4: Popular routes cost more
The price of train tickets is worked out depending on demand,as such you will find that the busier and more popular journeys are more expensive. The cheapest train tickets are found on quieter routes to less busy stations so try to stay away from peak times, travel on a weekday and avoid busy holiday times.

Tip 5: Groupsave discounts can be applied to your train ticket
If you are travelling as a group it is not necessary to book your cheap train ticket individually, you can book together and claim a 1/3 off with groupsave discount. The only stipulations there are is that the group must be between 3-9 passengers, you must travel on the same train and book your tickets together. The most hassle-free way of doing this is to collect our ticket using a mobile E-Ticket, this means that you can then forward the train tickets to your group members instead of having to hand out lots of paper tickets.

There are plenty of pedestrians in Darlington who love a good sale. The place is abuzz with a wide range of designer and high street brands as well as markets of the best quality. Tourists can enjoy a great lunch in a continental restaurant or go to a pub if they fancy a pint.

Darlo locals take pride in their world-famous railway heritage and rightfully so. As such, you have to make the Darlington Railway Museum one of your first stops, so you don’t miss out on Stephenson’s “Locomotion”.

Darlo is also where you can find North East’s number one leisure venue, The Dolphin Centre, where you can enjoy a splash in one of the four pools and let off some steam while you’re at it.

Take a lovely walk along the gorgeous South Park or feast your eyes on the sculptures displayed at West Park. When evening comes, and you happen to be with someone special, you will not run out of choices, as the town doesn’t fall behind when it comes to the music scene. You will love the Edwardian Civic Theatre, Arts Centre and the latest music venue, The Forum.

From most of the country’s largest towns and cities, you can reach Darlington by train through Bank Top Station on the East Coast Mainline.

Main stations in Darlington

  • Darlington
  • North Road

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Darlington famous for?

Darlington is famous for being the birthplace of modern train travel.

Where in the UK is Darlington?

Darlington is in the North East of England, just north of Yorkshire, in County Durham.