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Cheap train tickets from London to Durham

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Durham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:302h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:21Durham station (DHM)
£941One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:54Durham station (DHM)
£981One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h55
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:25Durham station (DHM)
£1481One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:54Durham station (DHM)
£1811One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
09:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:54Durham station (DHM)
£1811One-way
1 change

Train timetableLondon to Durham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
London North Eastern Railway
08:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:54Durham station (DHM)
1 change
Grand Central Trains
08:272h48
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:15Durham station (DHM)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:302h55
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:25Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:54Durham station (DHM)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
09:302h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:21Durham station (DHM)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:54Durham station (DHM)
1 change

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Train times from London to Durham

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 48 m

Average

2 h 52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

376 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Durham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Grand Central Trains
08:272h48
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:15Durham station (DHM)
£2181One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
09:302h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:21Durham station (DHM)
£941One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:54Durham station (DHM)
£981One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
10:54Durham station (DHM)
£1811One-way
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
09:002h54
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:54Durham station (DHM)
£1811One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London to Durham

distanceDistance233 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€94)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry or First Hull Trains

Trains from London to Durham cover the 233 miles long route taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry or First Hull Trains. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £37, but the average price of train tickets is £85. Travellers depart most frequently from London Euston and arrive in Durham.

Train providers: East Coast, Grand Central Trains and East Midlands Trains trains London to Durham

Buy your official East Coast, Grand Central Trains and East Midlands Trains train tickets to Durham from London from £36 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

London to Durham train information with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 46 min
  • Cheapest Price: £36

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

FAQs: London to Durham train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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
Cheap train tickets from London to Durham can start from as little as £37 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Durham is £85; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Durham train time is 2 h 40 min   covering the 233 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Durham leaves at 06: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Durham leaves at 22: 05.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Durham. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London to Durham.
When taking a train from London to Durham, you can count on East Coast, Grand Central Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry or First Hull Trains for the best way to get you to Durham. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Durham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 05.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Euston, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Durham, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from London to Durham is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between London and Durham including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Durham

London
Durham
The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip to Durham from London.
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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: 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 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: 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
Metro: N/A
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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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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 London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
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 Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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