Northern Rail operates a train from Carlisle to Durham hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 27 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, Arriva Northumbria operates a bus from Carlisle to Durham every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. 3 other operators also service this route.
From Carlisle train to Newcastle then train to Durham. 1 h 49 min £29. From Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) bus to Eldon Square Bus Station then bus to Durham, Bus Station. 3 h 19 min £13. From Carlisle drive to Durham. 1 h 22 min £13.