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from Birmingham to Durham

You can get from Birmingham to Durham by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Durham on 19 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:12Birmingham New Street4h13 14:25Durham
3 changes
£1151One-way
Cheapest
10:12Birmingham New Street4h13 14:25Durham
3 changes
£1151One-way
Other options
08:03Birmingham New Street3h12 11:15Durham
0 changes
£1351One-way
10:03Birmingham New Street3h12 13:15Durham
0 changes
£1361One-way
09:03Birmingham New Street3h12 12:15Durham
0 changes
£1361One-way

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Thu
19 May
£115London North Eastern Railway
£11Flixbus
Fri
20 May
£68London North Eastern Railway
£9Flixbus
Sat
21 May
£45Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Sun
22 May
£137Cross Country
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Mon
23 May
£68London North Eastern Railway
£16Flixbus

Travel Information between Birmingham and Durham

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £53
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 8 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £53 • 3 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 159 miles (256 km) between Birmingham and Durham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Durham.

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FAQs

How do I go from Birmingham to Durham?

There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham to Durham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Durham?

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Durham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Durham:

A coach is generally £39 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £53 from Birmingham to Durham.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Durham?

The quickest way to travel from Birmingham to Durham is by train, which takes on average 3 h 11 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Durham by coach can take on average 8 h.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Durham?

The distance between Birmingham and Durham is around 159 miles (256 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Birmingham to Durham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Durham:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Birmingham to Durham depart from Birmingham, Coach Station to Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Birmingham to Durham depart from Birmingham New Street to Durham.

Which travel operators can get me from Birmingham to Durham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Durham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Durham by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Birmingham to Durham for £14 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Durham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Durham tickets on Omio for £53.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Durham from Birmingham?

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Durham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Durham and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy Birmingham to Durham tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Durham, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £14 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £53 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Durham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.