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

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Durham

$26 - $100

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

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

$17 - $61

2 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Durham

$26 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Durham 123.2 miles

$26 - $40

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

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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 1 h 43 min and costs .

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The train from Edinburgh to Durham takes 1 h 43 min 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 1 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 5 min.

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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 2 h 31 min to drive from Edinburgh to Durham.

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There are 539+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Durham.
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  • Distance: 103.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Durham every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. LNER also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Durham twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
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.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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