You can get from Edinburgh to Durham by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||103 miles (166 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£18 - £25|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £18 • 1 h 37 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £18 • 1 h 37 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus or London North Eastern Railway|
Travel 103 miles (166 km) by coach or train from Edinburgh to Durham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Durham.
The best way to travel from Edinburgh to Durham is by train. Services depart every day, with dozens of trains travelling between the two cities on weekdays and at weekends, with a journey time of around one hour and 45 minutes.
The cheapest way to travel to Durham from Edinburgh is by train. The most affordable provider is CrossCountry, which provides several services between the two cities each day, with an average journey time of around one hour and 45 minutes. Services leave Edinburgh's Waverley Station every hour or so throughout the day, with the first train leaving at breakfast time and the last train departing for Durham Station in the early evening. All of CrossCountry's trains between Edinburgh and Newcastle run directly with no changes.
The fastest service from Edinburgh's Waverley Station to Durham Station is provided by LNER, with a journey time of around one and a half hours at the quickest. Journey times may vary depending on the time of day and whether there are any changes needed, as some LNER trains change at Newcastle, increasing the journey time to as long as two hours. LNER runs dozens of services between Edinburgh and Newcastle each day, leaving every half hour or so until the early evening. Direct trains from CrossCountry and First Transpennine Express take longer to reach Durham, but the journey time may only be a couple of minutes more depending on the time of day.
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There are three providers that offer trains from Edinburgh to Durham: LNER, CrossCountry, and First Transpennine Express. All of the providers offer direct services, but some LNER trains may need to change at Newcastle. Trains from Edinburgh to Durham leave approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day, from early in the morning until the early evening, with no late-night services available. Journey times may vary but most last around one hour and 40 minutes, with LNER providing the fastest service. Trains from First Transpennine Express do not run all day, but start mid-morning and run until early evening, while trains from LNER and CrossCountry run all day. Trains from Edinburgh to Durham depart from Waverley Station, which is in the centre of the city, next to Edinburgh Old Town. It is the biggest station in the city and is well-served by public transport, with buses arriving regularly. The station has a car park and bike storage, as well as facilities such as toilets, shops, and cafes. Passengers will arrive at Durham's only train station, which is in the east of the city, around a two-minute walk from the main high street, which can be reached via Station Walk and North Road. There is also a bus stop next to the station, with several bus routes across the city and the surrounding areas.
There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Durham: coach or train.
A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Durham, which costs on average £18.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Durham:
A train is generally £6 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £25 from Edinburgh to Durham.
The quickest way to travel to Durham from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 1 h 37 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 25 min on average.
The distance from Edinburgh to Durham is approximately 103 miles (166 km).
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