score:2

Accepted answer

I'd try this:

if (tb_DateFrom.Text != "") {
    journeys = from j in journeys
               where j.DateTo.CompareTo(tb_DateFrom.Text) >= 0
               select j;
}

if (tb_DateTo.Text != "") {
    journeys = from j in journeys
               where j.DateFrom.CompareTo(tb_DateTo.Text) <= 0
               select j;
}

score:0

As the string format you have sorts in the same order as the dates they represent, I don't see why you have to convert their data format at all. Just do (untested):

journeys = from j in journeys
               where j.DateTo >= tb_DateFrom.Text && j.DateFrom >= tb_DateTo.Text
               select j;

Update, after Joakim's comment, still just using the sort order of the strings:

journeys = from j in journeys
           where j.DateTo.CompareTo(tb_DateFrom.Text) >= 0 && 
                 j.DateFrom.CompareTo(tb_DateTo.Text) <= 0
           select j;

(Det borde väl fungera, Joakim?)

Oops, I missed the accepted answer, but I'll still leave my first edit...

score:1

Why don't you convert textbox values to datetime and then compare the dates in the where clause, instead of converting to int

 DateTime? dateFrom = null, dateTo = null;

 if(!String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(tb_DateFrom.Text))
    dateFrom = DateTime.ParseExact(tb_DateFrom.Text, "yyyyMMdd", null);

 if (!String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(tb_DateTo.Text))
    dateTo = DateTime.ParseExact(tb_DateTo.Text, "yyyyMMdd", null);

 if (dateFrom.HasValue)
    journeys = journeys.Where(j => j.DateFrom >= dateFrom.Value);

 if (dateTo.HasValue)
    journeys = journeys.Where(j => j.DateTo <= dateTo.Value);

score:0

private DateTime getDate(string yyyyMmDd, DateTime defaultValue)
{
  DateTime ret  = DateTime.MinValue;
  if (!DateTime.TryParse(yyyyMmDd, out ret)) 
     return defaultValue;

  return ret;
}

var to = DateTime.Parse(tb_DateTo.Text);
var from  = DateTime.Parse(tb_DateFrom.Text);
journeys.Where(j=> getDate(j.DateFrom, DateTime.MaxValue) <= from && getDate(j.DateTo, DateTime.MinValue) >= to);

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