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31 Jan
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1 Feb
£26London North Eastern Railway
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2 Feb
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3 Feb
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £25
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus 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.

How to Travel 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. 

What is the Cheapest Way to Get from Edinburgh to Durham?

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. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Edinburgh to Durham?

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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Travel from Edinburgh to Durham by Train

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.  

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FAQs

How do I travel between Edinburgh and Durham?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Durham?

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.

What is the fastest way 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.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Durham would I travel?

The distance from Edinburgh to Durham is approximately 103 miles (166 km).

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Durham?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Durham depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.

Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Durham?

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

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to Durham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Edinburgh to Durham tickets on Omio for £25.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Durham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Durham tickets on Omio for £18.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and Durham ends?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Durham often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Durham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Durham and any of these top destinations today!

When should I buy a ticket from Edinburgh to Durham online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Durham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £18 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Edinburgh and Durham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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