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.
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1 h 16 m
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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.
|Distance||68 miles (109 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||£27 (€30)|
|Train companies||First 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.
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 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!
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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.
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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive 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.
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