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Portsmouth to Darlington by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr
  • Distance
    416 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Darlington by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Darlington take around 5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 416 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Darlington.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Darlington?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Portsmouth 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 46 departures.

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

The Portsmouth to Darlington train travel time is normally about 5 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Darlington is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:48, and the last at 23:19.

When to book Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Darlington by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Darlington?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Darlington to Portsmouth by train

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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.