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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Durham

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£96 (€111)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Durham cover the 159 miles (256 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 11 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £96, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £65. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Durham.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Durham

You can travel by train from Birmingham to Durham with CrossCountry for as low as £65. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Durham from Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket to Durham from Birmingham online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Birmingham and Durham as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains between Birmingham and Durham start at £65 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 159 miles (256 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Birmingham to Durham. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Birmingham to Durham CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: £65

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Birmingham and Durham due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Durham

Travel by train to Durham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Durham.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Birmingham to Durham?

You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Durham for some dates and times for as low as £65  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Durham cost on average?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Durham from Birmingham is £96  one way.

How far is it from Birmingham to Durham by train?

The Birmingham to Durham train distance is approximately 159 miles (256 km).

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Durham?

The train time between Birmingham and Durham is on average 3 h 11 min  for the 159 miles (256 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Durham from Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Birmingham to Durham train leave from? Which Durham train station do I come into from Birmingham?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Durham.

Where is the departure train station in Birmingham located? Where is the arrival train station in Durham located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0.2 miles (399 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Durham, located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city centre.

What train providers go from Birmingham to Durham?

If you're looking for trains from Birmingham to Durham, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Durham. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Birmingham to Durham route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When does the first train depart from Birmingham to Durham? When does the last train depart from Birmingham to Durham?

The first train from Birmingham to Durham leaves at 08: 03   and the last train for this leaves at 11: 03. Omio shows you the latest train from Birmingham to Durham times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

When should I book Birmingham Durham train tickets to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Birmingham to Durham is on average £96 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Birmingham to Durham available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip between Birmingham and Durham.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales