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from Manchester to Durham

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Travel Information between Manchester and Durham

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £42
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 5 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £42 • 2 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 93 miles (150 km) from Manchester to Durham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Durham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Durham

Travel 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 Manchester to Durham.

What are my travel options from Manchester to Durham?

You can travel to Durham from Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Durham?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Durham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Durham:

A coach is generally £26 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £42 from Manchester to Durham.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Durham?

The fastest way to get to Durham from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 4 min.

There are alternative travel options to Durham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 55 min   on average.

How many miles from Manchester to Durham would I travel?

The Manchester to Durham distance is approximately 93 miles (150 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Durham?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Manchester to Durham depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Durham.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Durham?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Durham:

  • You can take a coach from Manchester to Durham with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with Flixbus from Manchester to Durham.
  • You can go to Durham from Manchester by train with First Transpennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for £42 with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Durham on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly from Manchester to Durham?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Durham with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Durham with First Transpennine Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Durham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

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

Your journey from Manchester to Durham doesn't have to end in Durham. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh to your Manchester to Durham trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Durham today!

How early should I purchase tickets to Durham from Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £16 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £42 one way for this journey.

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

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