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There are 7 ways to get from Durham to Scotland by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Glasgow Central

$30 - $130

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Bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Glasgow National Express

$20 - $60

5 alternative options

Train via Edinburgh  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

$42 - $118

Night train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle to Glasgow Central

$35 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Durham to Glasgow 163.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Newcastle, fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Aberdeen (ABZ) NCL - ABZ

$118 - $355

Train to Durham, fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Durham to Darlington
  2. Fly from Durham (MME) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MME - ABZ

$104 - $367

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The cheapest way to get from Durham to Scotland is to bus which costs £15 - £50 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durham to Scotland is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Durham and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Durham and Scotland is 171 miles. The road distance is 163.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Durham to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £25 - £95.

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The train from Durham to Glasgow Central takes 2 h 54 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Durham to Scotland train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Durham station.

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The best way to get from Durham to Scotland is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £25 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £50 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Durham to Scotland train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Map of how to get from Durham to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 171.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Durham, England and Scotland?

CrossCountry operates a train from Durham to Glasgow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 2 h 54 min. LNER also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Durham to Glasgow twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Durham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Durham to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Train from Durham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Durham to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Single
$27 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $16
Train from Durham to Darlington
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $21
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Durham to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Durham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Durham to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Durham to Darlington
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$11 - $18
1st Class
$21 - $35
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Newcastle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Durham to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Durham to Darlington
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Durham to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Durham to Darlington
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Durham to Scotland is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Durham to Scotland.

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Flybe offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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