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Of the 7 trains that leave London for Durham every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||2 h 46 min|
|Average train ticket price||£89 (€100)|
|Train providers||Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains|
Trains from London to Durham cover the 233 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £46, but the average price of train tickets is £89. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Durham.
For as little as £46 you can travel by train from London to Durham with Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between London and Durham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains to Durham from London on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date London to Durham train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 233 miles (376 km) route to Durham from London, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between London and Durham in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Durham from London and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between London and Durham with CrossCountry!
Book your Grand Central Trains London to Durham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Grand Central Trains up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Durham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Grand Central Trains train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Durham from London is 233 miles (376 km), and the best price for a one-way London - Durham Grand Central Trains train ticket starts at £51 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Grand Central Trains ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Grand Central Trains!
Trains from London to Durham are frequent and depart daily, with an average of 35 journeys a day during the week, around 10 journeys on Saturdays and up to about 17 on Sundays. There are also two to three late-night trains available on weeknights and one on Sunday evenings, which have slightly longer journeys, lasting from 3h 14min to 3h 23min without changes and up to about 4h 11min with changes.
Trains from London to Durham frequently depart, with regularly scheduled trains planned throughout the day. During the week, there's an average of 35 journeys a day, with one to three trains available per hour. The first train departs around 06:15, and the last at around 22:00. Saturdays have an average of 10 trains, with the first train departing at around 06:00 and the last at around 19:13. On Sundays, there's around 17 journeys a day, with the first train leaving at roughly 09:36 and the last at 20:36.
Trains offered during the week have an average duration of 2h 48min to 4h 11min, depending on the number of changes and the time spent during those changes. Saturdays have similar journey durations as weekday travel; however, the average duration is more prolonged on Sundays, from around 3h 57min to 4h 45min. If your journey has changes, it can affect the total duration of your train, as it includes the time spent during your changeover.
Trains from London to Durham: example of modern architechture of London. Source: Shutterstock
Departure train station: When travelling from London to Newcastle by train, you will depart from London King's Cross Station. It’s located centrally in the city and can be accessed by car, taxi, bicycle, trains, bus and the London Underground. To access the station by inner-city public transport, there are bus stops on Euston Road and on York Way. To access the station by the London Underground, you can use the lines Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank Branch), Piccadilly or Victoria. The entrance to the metro is within the station, on Euston Road. The station provides facilities such as information points, restrooms, baby-changing areas, showers, cash points, telephones, lost property, luggage storage, trolleys, photo booths and Wi-Fi. There are several places to buy food, drinks and snacks.
Arrival train station: All trains from London arrive at Durham Station, which is centrally located in the heart of Durham. The railway station is accessible by car, taxi, bicycle and bus. The station has a car park, taxi rank and bicycle stand and provides facilities such as waiting rooms, restrooms, cash points, a post box, payphones, trolleys, baby-changing rooms, accessible toilets and refreshments.
Three train companies provide train travel to Durham from London: London North Eastern Railway (LNER), Grand Central and First Hull Trains. LNER provides the most frequent trains, with trains generally departing at least once an hour, every day of the week. Grand Central closely follows LNER, with multiple trains a day; however, First Hull Trains only occur twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays only.
This train route offers night trains from London to Durham. These trains depart after 21:00 and have on average two to three journeys available during the weeknights and one on Sunday evenings. The night trains offer both direct trains and trains with changes. If your journey has changeovers, the total duration can be around 4h 11min. Without changes, the journey can be from 3h 14min to 3h 22min. The changes offered on this route are located in Doncaster.
Trains from London to Durham with London North Eastern Railway offer both indirect and direct routes, with daily trains. These journeys are available with several high-speed trains in the morning, afternoon and evening, offering one to two journeys per hour, taking between 2h 52min and 4h 44min. During the evening, from 21:00 onwards, there are night journeys, usually without transfers. These trains are slightly longer, without stops, taking from 3h 16min to 3h 22min.
Trains from London to Newcastle with Grand Central offer an average of three to four services a day on weekdays and weekends. The journey has one change, in York, Doncaster or Northallerton, before proceeding to Durham. The journeys have an average length of 2h 48min to 4h 41min, depending on time spent during your changeover.
Trains from London to Newcastle with First Hill Trains offer an average of two journeys a day every Saturday and Sunday. The trains run once in the morning and once in the afternoon. This service is indirect, with changes in Doncaster. The journeys have an average length of 4h 20min to 4h 50min, greatly depending on time spent during your changeover.
When you travel by train from London to Durham, you are contributing to a cleaner and greener travelling option. Taking a car by yourself generates a great deal more greenhouse gases, about 178 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometre. If you rideshare a car with three people, you contribute 59.3 grams of CO2e per kilometre. Even long-distance coaches contribute 29.5 grams of CO2e per kilometre. On a train, you contribute a mere 6.1 grams per kilometre. Trains are the most sustainable form of public transportation, especially for long-distance commutes. We also provide a sustainable option by giving you the choice of having a mobile ticket connected to your Omio account. To learn more about how trains are a sustainable travel choice, visit Omio Trains.
Journeys with LNER offer you two classes: standard and first class. In both, you have three fare types: advance single, super off-peak single and anytime single. Advance single is non refundable and semi exchangeable; super off-peak single and anytime single are semi refundable and fully exchangeable. Grand Central offers two classes, standard and first class, and three fare types: In standard, you have advance single and anytime single. In first class, you can choose between off-peak single and anytime single. First Hull Trains provides two classes, standard and first class, with similar fare types. All companies allow you to bring luggage without restrictions, and you may bring both folding and non-folding bikes on the train (in bicycle sections) and up to two domestic pets on a lead or in an enclosed basket. Non-folding bikes are only allowed outside of peak hours, and accessibility services are available with all companies.
There are a few possibilities when looking for cheap train tickets from London to Durham. To save money, it's a good idea to organise your journey ahead of time. You can generally get tickets at a reduced price if you book ahead of time rather than waiting until the last minute. Having a flexible schedule is another strategy to save money on your trip. Looking for inexpensive times and dates, such as early mornings or late at night, or weekdays rather than weekends, is one way to do this. Another cost-effective alternative is to take a slower train or one with multiple connections. All of these are viable options for saving money on train tickets. Visit our online magazine, The Window Seat, for more travel advice.
Trains from London to Durham: cathdral in Durham. Source: Shutterstock
The city of Durham is located south of Newcastle upon Tyne, in northeast England. The city is well known for its Norman 11th-century cathedral and castle. The castle has never been breached in its 900-year history. Since 1832, Durham University has called this building home. The ultimate resting places of Saint Cuthbert and Saint Bede the Venerable are both in Durham Cathedral. UNESCO has designated the castle and church as World Heritage sites. The city itself is surrounded by the River Wear, providing natural scenery, with lush vegetation, bridges and small rowboats. The city is a quintessential British town, lined with cobbled streets, botanic gardens, interesting restaurants, charming pubs and cultural history.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria and arriving in Durham.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.
The most popular arrival train station, Durham, is located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city centre of Durham.
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