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

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Bus  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Kendal, Castle Garth to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel S5
  2. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel to Durham, Bus Station B66

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$44 - $127

2 alternative options

Bus via Kendal, Weavers Court  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Kendal, Weavers Court to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel 502
  2. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel to Durham, Bus Station B66

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Kendal to Durham 69.6 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Kendal to Durham is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Kendal to Durham is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kendal to Durham station. However, there are services departing from Kendal, Castle Garth and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kendal to Durham. However, there are services departing from Kendal and arriving at Durham via Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle and Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Kendal and Durham is 57 miles. The road distance is 69.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Kendal to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 3h 16m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Kendal to Durham, including transfers.

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Kendal to Durham bus services, operated by Western Dales Community Trnsp, depart from Kendal, Castle Garth station.

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Kendal to Durham train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Oxenholme Lake District station.

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The best way to get from Kendal to Durham is to bus which takes 3h 16m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £100 and takes 3h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Kendal to Durham.
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  • Distance: 56.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 16m

What companies run services between Kendal, England and Durham, England?

You can take a bus from Kendal to Durham via Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel in around 3h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kendal to Durham via Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle, and Newcastle in around 3h 32m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Western Dales Community Trnsp
Phone
015396 20125
Website
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Bus from Kendal, Castle Garth to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Weavers Court to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Kendal to Durham bus services, operated by Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd, arrive at Durham, Bus Station.

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Kendal to Durham train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kendal to Durham is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Kendal to Durham.

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