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There are 5 ways to get from Durham to Alston by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Alston, Station Yard 888

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Hexham
  2. Take the bus from Hexham, Bus Station to Alston, Station Yard X81 / ...

£13 - £110

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Alston, Hendersons Garage  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Hexham
  2. Take the bus from Hexham, Wentworth car park to Alston, Hendersons Garage 889

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Durham to Alston 41.2 miles

£140 - £180

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Durham to Alston 41.2 miles

£6 - £9

Durham → Alston
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The cheapest way to get from Durham to Alston is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 58 min.

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The fastest way to get from Durham to Alston is to taxi which takes 58 min and costs £140 - £180.

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The distance between Durham and Alston is 35 miles. The road distance is 41.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Durham to Alston without a car is to bus which takes 2h 43m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Durham to Alston, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durham to Alston is 41 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Durham to Alston.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Alston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Durham to Alston.
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  • Distance: 34.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 43m

What companies run services between Durham, England and Alston, Cumbria, England?

Wright Bros Coaches operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Alston, Station Yard 6 times a week, and the journey takes 1h 24m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Alston, Station Yard
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
Bus from Hexham, Bus Station to Alston, Station Yard
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
Bus from Hexham, Wentworth car park to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Wright Bros. Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Durham to Alston
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
£140 - £180
Wills Taxis
Phone
+44 792 740 1652
Website
willstaxiservices.co.uk
PTL Taxis Durham
Phone
+44 191 372 9961
Website
ptltaxis.co.uk
Paddy's Taxis
Phone
+44 191 386 6662
Durham Taxis
Phone
+44 191 364 3665
Website
durhamcity-taxis.co.uk
Durham city taxis
Phone
+44 1207 772 088
Website
durham-city-taxis.com
Dunelm Taxis
Phone
+44 7928 035 954

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