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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. S5
  2. B66

$27

Cheapest option
3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 54 min

$46 - $137

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. 69.6 miles

$14 - $22

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

You can take a bus from Kendal to Durham via Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kendal to Durham via Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle, and Newcastle in around 3 h 54 min.

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
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
Western Dales Community Trnsp
Phone
015396 20125
Website
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Bus from Kendal, Castle Garth (no. 21) to Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
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 (Market Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Classic Coaches
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) to Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traveline.info
Bus from Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
traveline.info
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Ravenstonedale, Classic Coaches bus depot (Bowber Head Farm) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kendal and Durham is 91 km. The road distance is 111 km.

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

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

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 3 h 54 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kendal to Durham. However, there are services departing from Kendal, Castle Garth (no. 21) and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Kendal to Durham, including transfers.