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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£22 (€25)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to Durham cover the 103 miles (166 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £14, but the average price of train tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.

Train companies

CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Durham

You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Durham with CrossCountry for as low as £14. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip to Durham from Edinburgh with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between Edinburgh and Durham as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Edinburgh to Durham train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Edinburgh to Durham on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 103 miles (166 km) trip to Durham from Edinburgh with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets to Durham from Edinburgh 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

    Trains from Edinburgh to Durham

    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.

    Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Durham?

    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.

    How long is the train from Edinburgh to Durham?

    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.

    How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Durham?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Durham?

    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.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Durham.
    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train from Edinburgh to Durham cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and Durham for as low as £14  for the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to Durham?
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Durham train price to come in at an average of £22  one way.
    How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Durham by train?
    You should expect to travel around 103 miles (166 km)  between Edinburgh and Durham by train.
    How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Durham?
    The train time between Edinburgh and Durham is on average 1 h 38 min  for the 103 miles (166 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Edinburgh to Durham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station in Edinburgh goes to Durham? Which train station do I come into Durham from Edinburgh?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Durham.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    The most popular arrival train station, Durham, is located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city centre of Durham.

    Which train providers can get me from Edinburgh to Durham?
    For the route from Edinburgh to Durham you can take a train with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Edinburgh and Durham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    When should I book Edinburgh Durham train tickets to score the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Durham from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £22 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Durham a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Durham
    The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip to Durham from Edinburgh.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
    Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
    Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
    Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express