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Darlington to Bolton by train

  • First train
    06:37
  • Last train
    20:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 13m
  • Distance
    120 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Darlington to Bolton by train

Fast trains from Darlington to Bolton take around 2 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Darlington and Bolton.

1. Are there direct trains from Darlington to Bolton?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Darlington to Bolton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 27 departures.

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

The Darlington to Bolton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bolton is usually scheduled to depart Darlington around 06:37 and the last train is around 20:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Darlington around 07:15, and the last at 22:31.

When to book Darlington to Bolton 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 Bolton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Darlington and Bolton?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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

Bolton to Darlington 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.