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There are 8 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham by plane, train, subway, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Newcastle, train  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Durham

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Bus, night bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the night bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Durham National Express

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Fly to Durham, train  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durham (MME) LHR - MME
  2. Take the train from Darlington to Durham

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Durham

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to York
  3. Take the train from York to Durham

Subway, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Durham

Bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from London Finchley Road to Durham University London Finchley Road

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham 272.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham is to bus and night bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham is to fly and train which takes 3h 3m and costs £40 - £280.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham. However, there are services departing from London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 and arriving at Durham University via London Victoria Green Line Coach Station and London Finchley Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Durham. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arriving at Durham via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Durham is 234 miles. The road distance is 272.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham without a car is to subway and train which takes 4h 29m and costs £30 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from London Finchley Road station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham.
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  • Distance: 234.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Durham, England?

Megabus UK operates a bus from London Finchley Road to Durham University twice a week. Tickets cost £16 - £27 and the journey takes 5h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £440
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £330
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Durham
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£7 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £16
Train from Darlington to Durham
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £19
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
Train from Edinburgh to Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£17 - £25
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Train from Manchester Airport to York
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £45
Train from York to Durham
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£11 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Durham
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£20 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Darlington to Durham
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£23 - £28
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from Edinburgh to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from York to Durham
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Durham
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1 - £50
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Darlington to Durham
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £60
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Edinburgh to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £160
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £100
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from York to Durham
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £95
Train from London Kings Cross to Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £270
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£110 - £170
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £270
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Durham
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£6 - £8
Anytime Day 1st Class
£7 - £11
Train from Darlington to Durham
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£11 - £16
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Megabus UK
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Night bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Durham
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Durham University station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Durham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Durham.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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