The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Edinburgh to Durham will cost around £ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 27.
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1 h 38 m
1 h 44 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Durham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 166 km distance in an average of 1 h 44 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 38 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 49 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||103 miles (166 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 39 min|
|Average train ticket price||£23 (€26)|
|Train companies||Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Edinburgh to Durham cover the 103 miles (166 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 39 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £23, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.
CrossCountry trains will get you from Edinburgh to Durham from £17. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh to Durham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between Edinburgh and Durham, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 103 miles (166 km) trip between Edinburgh and Durham, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Edinburgh to Durham as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains from Edinburgh to Durham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from Edinburgh to Durham starting at £27, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!
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With frequent, direct trains departing from Edinburgh Waverley several times an hour, and journey times of less than two hours, rail travel is a great option for passengers wishing to the visit the city of Durham. Services are shared by CrossCountry and LNER, with service beginning before 6:00 a.m. continuing until 9:00 p.m. Whenever passengers decide to travel, they should have a great choice of train departure times.
The Edinburgh to Durham route is served by CrossCountry and London North Eastern Railways. There is very little difference between their services; both offer quick journey times of one hour 45 minutes and share numerous departures per hour.
Whenever passengers decide to travel, they can expect journey times of less than two2 hours. The fastest journey is a lunchtime service by LNER which advertises travel time of just one hour 35 minutes. Trains from Edinburgh to Durham are significantly quicker than travelling by car and allow passengers to arrive relaxed without the stress of a long drive.
Each day, passengers can expect numerous departures per hour from Edinburgh to Durham. With services beginning just before 6:00 a.m. and continuing well into the evening, passengers can usually expect at least two departures per hour – and more during peak travel times. Over the weekend, service regularity continues, though the first departure of the day may be slightly later.
Departure train station: Trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Located very near the centre of town, Edinburgh is within walking distance of Prince Street Gardens and the beautiful Edinburgh Castle. The station is served by several bus routes, including an airport bus connecting the station with Edinburgh Airport. Facilities within the station include several coffee shops, supermarkets and dining options.
Arrival train station: All services terminate at Durham train station. Located just a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, passengers can organise onward travel from any of the local bus routes, or the designated taxi rank. The facilities at the station include basic refreshment options, a coffee shop, toilets and baby change facilities.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh.
The most popular arrival train station, Durham, is located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre of Durham.
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