Edinburgh to Durham train

Thu, 23 May
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Durham

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Durham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
05:481h53
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:41Durham station (DHM)
£421One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
06:061h45
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:51Durham station (DHM)
£501One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:041h48
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:52Durham station (DHM)
£501One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:001h39
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:39Durham station (DHM)
£551One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:051h46
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:51Durham station (DHM)
£561One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Durham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 23 May
London North Eastern Railway
05:481h53
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:41Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
06:061h45
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:51Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
07:001h39
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:39Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
07:041h48
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:52Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:001h42
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:42Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:051h46
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:51Durham station (DHM)
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Durham

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 39 m

Average

1 h 45 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.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
07:001h39
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:39Durham station (DHM)
£551One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:001h42
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:42Durham station (DHM)
£651One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
06:061h45
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
07:51Durham station (DHM)
£501One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:051h46
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:51Durham station (DHM)
£561One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:041h48
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
08:52Durham station (DHM)
£501One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Durham

distanceDistance103 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€40)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEast Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Durham cover the 103 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 37 min with our travel partners like East Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.

Train companies: East Coast, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express trains Edinburgh to Durham

For as little as £22 you can travel by train from Edinburgh to Durham with East Coast, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Edinburgh to Durham train information with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: £22

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.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Durham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Durham can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Durham is £36; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Edinburgh to Durham is 1 h 37 min   to travel the 103 mile long trip. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Edinburgh to Durham leaves at 05: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Durham leaves at 19: 03.
For the trip from Edinburgh to Durham you can take a train with East Coast, CrossCountry or TransPennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Edinburgh to Durham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 03.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Durham, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Durham by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Durham from Edinburgh including taking a coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Durham

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 from Edinburgh to Durham.
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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
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