London to Durham train

Cheap train tickets from London to Durham

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£58

Average

£125

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.

London North Eastern Railway
21:00London3h20 00:20Durham
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£581One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:00London2h54 09:54Durham
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£651One-way
London North Eastern Railway
19:00London2h38 21:38Durham
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£731One-way
London North Eastern Railway
16:00London2h56 18:56Durham
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£1081One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:57London3h18 14:15Durham
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£1681One-way

Train schedule London to Durham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
London North Eastern Railway
07:00London2h54 09:54Durham
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London North Eastern Railway
10:57London3h18 14:15Durham
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London North Eastern Railway
11:30London2h55 14:25Durham
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London North Eastern Railway
16:00London2h56 18:56Durham
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London North Eastern Railway
17:18London2h51 20:09Durham
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London North Eastern Railway
19:00London2h38 21:38Durham
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London North Eastern Railway
21:00London3h20 00:20Durham
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Fastest train times from London to Durham

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 38 m

Average

2 h 58 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

376 km

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.

London North Eastern Railway
19:00London2h38 21:38Durham
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£731One-way
London North Eastern Railway
17:18London2h51 20:09Durham
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£1681One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:00London2h54 09:54Durham
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£651One-way
London North Eastern Railway
11:30London2h55 14:25Durham
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£2361One-way
London North Eastern Railway
16:00London2h56 18:56Durham
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£1081One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Durham

distanceDistance233 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£89 (€100)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCross 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.

Train providers: Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry trains London to 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.

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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

    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.

    London to Durham Train Time: Daily Departures

    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.

    How long is the journey by train from London to Durham?

    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

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

    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.

    Which train companies travel from London to Durham?

    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.

    Night trains London

    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.

    London North Eastern Railway trains from London to Durham

    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.

    Grand Central trains from London to Durham

    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.

    First Hull Trains trains from London to Durham

    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.

    Trains from London to Durham: Sustainability travel

    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.

    Train London to Durham: Services on Board

    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.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Durham?

    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

    To Durham by train—travel tips

    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.

    • Durham Museum
    • High Force Waterfall
    • Durham Riverside Walk
    • Beamish Museum
    • The Botanic Garden
    • Killhope Lead Mining Museum
    • Hardwick Park
    • Browns Rowing Boats
    • Durham University Oriental Museum
    • Auckland Castle

    Travel Tips: Trains from London 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 London to Durham.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Durham from London for the next 7 days starting from £46  one way.
    The London to Durham train ticket price is on average £89  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The London to Durham train distance is approximately 233 miles.
    On average the train from London to Durham duration is 2 h 46 min  for the 233 miles long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    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.

    If you're looking for trains from London to Durham, you can rely on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains to get you to Durham. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Durham journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are direct trains to Durham from London, and you can find a direct train for this trip with London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    The first train from London to Durham leaves at 05: 15   and the last train for this leaves at 21: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Durham timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    If you book London to Durham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £89. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between London and Durham. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip between London and Durham.
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    Public transport options for London Victoria
    Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
    Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Metro: Tube Lines.
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139
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    Public transport options for London Waterloo
    Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
    Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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    Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
    Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    Public transport options for London Bridge
    Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
    Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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    Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
    Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
    Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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    Public transport options for London Marylebone
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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