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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Durham

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€44)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express

Trains from Liverpool to Durham cover the 110 miles (177 km) long route taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £39, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Durham.

Trains from Liverpool to Durham

Travellers looking to catch trains from Liverpool to Durham will be pleased to find around two scheduled services every hour. Services begin at around 6:00 a.m. during the week and run until around 9:00 p.m. At the weekend, there are still plenty of trains but with a slightly later start at around 8:00 a.m. Most services take less than three hours and many are direct.

Which train companies travel from Liverpool to Durham?

The Liverpool to Durham route is serviced by First Transpennine Express only. However, with trains available throughout the day at approximately half-hourly intervals, passengers don't have to wait for long to make their journey. Trains depart from Liverpool Lime Street, the city's terminus station, and travel to Durham Railway Station.

How long is the train from Liverpool to Durham?

Most journeys take under three hours, even with a change. The fastest service is a direct one that takes two hours 41 minutes and most take three hours or less. Some services require a single change at York.

How many trains are there from Liverpool to Durham?

There are typically two services on offer every hour, with a train available at approximately half-hourly intervals between around 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. during the week. At weekends, the service begins from around 8:00 a.m. and operates until between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. depending on the day. It's always worth checking the timetable in advance before travel.

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

Departure train station: Liverpool Lime Street is the main train station in Liverpool and the city's terminus station. It's located on Lime Street in the city centre, making it convenient for onward travel and access to the city's facilities. Inside the terminal, travellers will find facilities such as ticketing booths, information screens, retail outlets, coffee kiosks, seating areas and more.

Arrival train station: Durham Train Station is located on Station Approach in the city. It has a taxi rank directly outside and buses are just a short walk away. A car park is also available. Inside the station, there are ticketing facilities, trolleys, seating areas, accessible toilets, ATMs, a coffee kiosk and newsagent, food outlet, WiFi and a lounge.

Travel Tips

Trains from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Durham.
How much do cheap trains from Liverpool to Durham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Durham for as low as £26  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Liverpool and Durham?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Liverpool to Durham train price to come in at an average of £39  one way.
How many miles is it from Liverpool to Durham by train?
The Liverpool to Durham train distance is approximately 110 miles (177 km).
How many hours does it take from Liverpool to Durham by train?
On average the Liverpool to Durham train time is 3 h  covering the 110 miles (177 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in Liverpool goes to Durham? Which train station do I come into Durham from Liverpool?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street   and arriving in Durham.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0.2 miles (346 m) from the city centre of Liverpool.

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

What train providers offer a service to Durham from Liverpool?
Take the Liverpool to Durham train with First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Durham from Liverpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains between Liverpool and Durham?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Liverpool to Durham with First Transpennine Express  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 journey.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Liverpool and Durham to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Liverpool to Durham is on average £39 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Durham from Liverpool available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Liverpool Lime Street for your trip to Durham from Liverpool.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transport options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern