How to get from Manchester to Durham

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from Manchester to Durham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Durham on 26 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:27Manchester Piccadilly2h27 12:54Durham
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10:27Manchester Piccadilly2h27 12:54Durham
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09:25Manchester Piccadilly2h45 12:10Durham
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11:30Manchester Piccadilly2h44 14:14Durham
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14:27Manchester Piccadilly2h47 17:14Durham
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Travel Information from Manchester to Durham

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £78
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £78 • 2 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Northern Rail

Travel 93 miles (150 km) by coach or train to Durham from Manchester. 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 £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.

There are 2 ways to travel between Manchester and Durham including taking a coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Durham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £17.

This is compared to other travel options to Durham:

A coach is generally £61 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £78 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, getting to Durham by coach can take on average 5 h 40 min.

You should expect to travel around 93 miles (150 km) from Manchester to Durham.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Durham:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Durham at Durham.

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

  • You can travel from Manchester to Durham by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £17 with Flixbus from Manchester to Durham.
  • You can go to Durham from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £78 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Durham on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Durham? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Durham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh from Durham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Manchester 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 for this journey is £17 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £78 one way.

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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