Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Durham

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Cheapest

£20

Average

£40

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 Leeds to Durham will cost around £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.

Cheapest
21:42Leeds Railway Station1h26 23:08Durham
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£201One-way
Cheapest
22:43Leeds Railway Station1h24 00:07Durham
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£201One-way
23:13Leeds Railway Station2h09 01:22Durham
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£231One-way
12:42Leeds Railway Station1h14 13:56Durham
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£261One-way
13:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 14:54Durham
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£261One-way

Train schedule Leeds Durham

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08:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 09:15Durham
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08:14Leeds Railway Station1h17 09:31Durham
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08:51Leeds Railway Station1h14 10:05Durham
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09:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 10:15Durham
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09:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 10:54Durham
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10:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 11:15Durham
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10:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 11:54Durham
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11:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 12:15Durham
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11:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 12:54Durham
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12:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 13:15Durham
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12:42Leeds Railway Station1h14 13:56Durham
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13:08Leeds Railway Station1h11 14:19Durham
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13:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 14:54Durham
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14:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 15:15Durham
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14:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 15:54Durham
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15:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 16:15Durham
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15:14Leeds Railway Station1h16 16:30Durham
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15:42Leeds Railway Station1h17 16:59Durham
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16:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 17:15Durham
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16:14Leeds Railway Station1h15 17:29Durham
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16:42Leeds Railway Station1h13 17:55Durham
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17:08Leeds Railway Station1h10 18:18Durham
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17:42Leeds Railway Station1h17 18:59Durham
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18:08Leeds Railway Station1h10 19:18Durham
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18:30Leeds Railway Station1h46 20:16Durham
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18:42Leeds Railway Station1h14 19:56Durham
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19:08Leeds Railway Station1h14 20:22Durham
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19:30Leeds Railway Station1h39 21:09Durham
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19:42Leeds Railway Station1h12 20:54Durham
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20:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 21:15Durham
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20:42Leeds Railway Station1h42 22:24Durham
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21:42Leeds Railway Station1h26 23:08Durham
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22:43Leeds Railway Station1h24 00:07Durham
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23:13Leeds Railway Station2h09 01:22Durham
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Wed
1 Dec
£26First Transpennine Express
£19Megabus
Thu
2 Dec
£26First Transpennine Express
£19Megabus
Fri
3 Dec
£32First Transpennine Express
£19Megabus
Sat
4 Dec
£32First Transpennine Express
£20Megabus
Sun
5 Dec
£26First Transpennine Express
£20Megabus
Tue
7 Dec
£21First Transpennine Express
£19Megabus

Fastest train times from Leeds to Durham

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Fastest Journey

1 h 7 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Trains per day

34

Distance

109 km

Of the 34 trains that leave Leeds for Durham every day 27 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 109 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 7 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 9 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
16:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 17:15Durham
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£541One-way
Fastest
20:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 21:15Durham
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£541One-way
Fastest
12:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 13:15Durham
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£541One-way
Fastest
08:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 09:15Durham
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£541One-way
Fastest
14:08Leeds Railway Station1h07 15:15Durham
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£541One-way

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Train Information between Leeds and Durham

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€30)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express or Cross Country

Trains from Leeds to Durham cover the 68 miles (109 km) long route taking on average 1 h 12 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Cross Country. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £27, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Durham.

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Train from Leeds to Durham with Crosscountry Railways

You can travel by train between Leeds and Durham with Crosscountry Railways for as low as £21. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Crosscountry Railways

Crosscountry Railways tickets from Leeds to Durham are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with Crosscountry Railways between Leeds and Durham all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Crosscountry Railways train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 68 miles (109 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Crosscountry Railways train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Leeds to Durham routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Crosscountry Railways Leeds to Durham train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Crosscountry Railways train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Durham with Crosscountry Railways!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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 Leeds to Durham: Journey Details

Both CrossCountry and First TransPennine Express operate train services from Leeds to Durham, with departures occurring frequently throughout each day and evening. The majority of the services are direct and run from early in the morning until late at night. During peak travel periods, there are up to three departures per hour. This schedule is in operation seven days a week. The average journey time of direct trains from Leeds to Durham is between 1 and 1.5 hours.

Taking the Train from Leeds

Managed by Network Rail, Leeds train station is located in close proximity to the city centre in New Station Street. The station is well served by local public transport, with a number of bus services stopping nearby. In operation from Monday to Saturday, the Leeds CityBus service links the station to various locations in the city. Additionally, local bus routes operated by Arriva and First stop outside the station and run seven days a week. There is also a taxi rank outside the main entrance.

Getting into Durham by Train

With quaint cobbled streets lined with historic buildings, Durham is a scenic delight. The city has a rich history and is home to a beautiful Norman cathedral and an impressive eleventh century castle. Durham train station is situated to the north of the city centre in North Road and is managed by Virgin Trains East Coast. Despite it's relatively small size, the station has a taxi rank located outside the front entrance. There are two bus stops located in very close proximity to the station entrance, while the city bus station is just a ten-minute walk away.

Travel Tips

Trains from Leeds 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 Leeds to Durham.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Leeds to Durham?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Durham from Leeds for as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Leeds to Durham on average?
The Leeds to Durham train ticket price is on average £27  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Leeds to Durham by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Leeds and Durham via train to be approximately 68 miles (109 km).
How many hours does it take from Leeds to Durham by train?
The train time between Leeds and Durham is on average 1 h 12 min  for the 68 miles (109 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Durham from Leeds by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Leeds goes to Durham? Which train station do I come into Durham from Leeds?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Durham.

Where is the train station in Leeds? Where is the train station in Durham?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0.1 miles (172 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Durham most often arrive at Durham and need to travel around 0.3 miles (533 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Leeds to Durham?
Take the Leeds to Durham train with First Transpennine Express or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Durham from Leeds as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Leeds to Durham?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Leeds to Durham on Omio with First Transpennine Express or Cross Country, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How early should I purchase Leeds to Durham train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket between Leeds and Durham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £27 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Leeds to Durham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leeds
Durham
The major railway station for departures from Leeds is Leeds Railway Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leeds Railway Station for your trip between Leeds and Durham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Leeds Railway Station
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express