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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Durham by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Durham

$26 - $100

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Bus  •  3h 3m

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

$17 - $61

2 alternative options

Night train  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Durham

$26 - $40

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Durham 123.2 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Durham is to bus which costs £13 - £50 and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Durham is to train which costs £20 - £80 and takes 1h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Durham. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Durham is 104 miles. The road distance is 123.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Durham without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £20 - £80.

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The train from Edinburgh to Durham takes 1h 43m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Durham is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £20 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £50 and takes 3h 3m.

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Edinburgh to Durham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Durham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Durham is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Edinburgh to Durham.

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  • Distance: 103.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 43m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Durham, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Durham hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 1h 43m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Durham twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
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 Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express

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