Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Durham

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

£27

Average

£31

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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10:03Edinburgh Waverley1h49 11:52Durham
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£271One-way
08:00Edinburgh Waverley1h42 09:42Durham
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£281One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley1h41 11:41Durham
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£281One-way
09:05Edinburgh Waverley1h47 10:52Durham
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£321One-way
08:06Edinburgh Waverley1h47 09:53Durham
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£321One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Durham

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley1h42 09:42Durham
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08:06Edinburgh Waverley1h47 09:53Durham
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley1h38 10:38Durham
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09:05Edinburgh Waverley1h47 10:52Durham
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley1h41 11:41Durham
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10:03Edinburgh Waverley1h49 11:52Durham
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26 May
£27Cross Country
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27 May
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28 May
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30 May
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31 May
£21London North Eastern Railway
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£16London North Eastern Railway
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£28London North Eastern Railway
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10 Jun
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11 Jun
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£28London North Eastern Railway
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£16London North Eastern Railway
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Durham

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 38 m

Average

1 h 44 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

166 km

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.

Fastest
09:00Edinburgh Waverley1h38 10:38Durham
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£371One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley1h41 11:41Durham
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£281One-way
08:00Edinburgh Waverley1h42 09:42Durham
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£281One-way
09:05Edinburgh Waverley1h47 10:52Durham
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£321One-way
08:06Edinburgh Waverley1h47 09:53Durham
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£321One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesCross 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.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Edinburgh to 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

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!

  • Average Price: £27

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets to Durham from Edinburgh don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

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  • 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.

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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

What is the cost of cheap trains between Edinburgh and Durham?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Edinburgh to Durham for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to Durham?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Durham from Edinburgh is £23  one way.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Durham by train?

The Edinburgh to Durham train distance is approximately 103 miles (166 km).

How long does it take from Edinburgh to Durham by train?

The Edinburgh to Durham train duration is on average 1 h 39 min, which is to be expected when travelling 103 miles (166 km) between Edinburgh and Durham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Which train station from Edinburgh to Durham do I depart from? Which Durham train station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

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

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station 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.

Which train providers can get me from Edinburgh to Durham?

If you're looking for trains from Edinburgh to Durham, you can rely on Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway to get you to Durham. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Edinburgh to Durham trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Is there a direct train to Durham from Edinburgh?

Yes, you can look for direct trains from Edinburgh to Durham with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.

When is the earliest train from Edinburgh to Durham? When is the last train from Edinburgh to Durham?

The first Edinburgh to Durham train departs at 04: 48   and the last train from Edinburgh to Durham leaves at 21: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Edinburgh to Durham train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Durham from Edinburgh to get the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket to Durham from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £23 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Durham from Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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.
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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