The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Durham

Showing times and prices for Oct 24

Cheapest

$36

Average

$36

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Durham will cost around $ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 36.

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12:30PMEdinburgh Waverley1h58 02:28PMDurham
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$361One-way
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02:30PMEdinburgh Waverley1h48 04:18PMDurham
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$361One-way
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01:20PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:03PMDurham
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$361One-way
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02:00PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:43PMDurham
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$361One-way
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11:30AMEdinburgh Waverley1h57 01:27PMDurham
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$361One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Durham

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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley1h39 10:39AMDurham
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09:08AMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 10:51AMDurham
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10:00AMEdinburgh Waverley1h42 11:42AMDurham
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10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h08 12:38PMDurham
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11:05AMEdinburgh Waverley1h46 12:51PMDurham
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11:30AMEdinburgh Waverley1h57 01:27PMDurham
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12:00PMEdinburgh Waverley1h42 01:42PMDurham
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12:30PMEdinburgh Waverley1h58 02:28PMDurham
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01:08PMEdinburgh Waverley1h44 02:52PMDurham
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01:20PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:03PMDurham
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02:00PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:43PMDurham
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02:08PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:51PMDurham
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02:30PMEdinburgh Waverley1h48 04:18PMDurham
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Sat
Oct 23
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sun
Oct 24
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Mon
Oct 25
$28Cross Country
$28Megabus
Tue
Oct 26
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Wed
Oct 27
$39London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Thu
Oct 28
$43Cross Country
$28Megabus
Fri
Oct 29
$42London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sat
Oct 30
$17London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sun
Oct 31
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Mon
Nov 1
$33London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Tue
Nov 2
$23London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Wed
Nov 3
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Thu
Nov 4
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Fri
Nov 5
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sat
Nov 6
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sun
Nov 7
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Thu
Nov 11
$33London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Fri
Nov 12
$42London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Durham

Showing times and prices for Oct 24

Fastest Journey

1 h 39 m

Average

1 h 47 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

166 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Edinburgh for Durham every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 166 km distance in an average of 1 h 47 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 39 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 8 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley1h39 10:39AMDurham
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$361One-way
12:00PMEdinburgh Waverley1h42 01:42PMDurham
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$361One-way
10:00AMEdinburgh Waverley1h42 11:42AMDurham
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$361One-way
01:20PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:03PMDurham
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$361One-way
02:00PMEdinburgh Waverley1h43 03:43PMDurham
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$361One-way

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Train Information between Edinburgh and Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€30)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to Durham cover the 103 miles (166 km) long route taking on average 1 h 41 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $28 (€23), but the average price of train tickets is $37 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.

Train companies

CrossCountry Edinburgh – Durham

You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Durham with CrossCountry for as low as $28 (€23). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Durham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Edinburgh to Durham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Durham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Edinburgh to Durham is 103 miles (166 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - Durham CrossCountry train ticket starts at $28 (€23) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Durham and when traveling by train:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Edinburgh to Durham

With frequent, direct trains departing from Edinburgh Waverley several times an hour, and journey times of less than two hours, rail travel is a great option for passengers wishing to the visit the city of Durham. Services are shared by CrossCountry and LNER, with service beginning before 6:00 a.m. continuing until 9:00 p.m. Whenever passengers decide to travel, they should have a great choice of train departure times.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Durham?

The Edinburgh to Durham route is served by CrossCountry and London North Eastern Railways. There is very little difference between their services; both offer quick journey times of one hour 45 minutes and share numerous departures per hour.

How long is the train from Edinburgh to Durham?

Whenever passengers decide to travel, they can expect journey times of less than two2 hours. The fastest journey is a lunchtime service by LNER which advertises travel time of just one hour 35 minutes. Trains from Edinburgh to Durham are significantly quicker than traveling by car and allow passengers to arrive relaxed without the stress of a long drive.

How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Durham?

Each day, passengers can expect numerous departures per hour from Edinburgh to Durham. With services beginning just before 6:00 a.m. and continuing well into the evening, passengers can usually expect at least two departures per hour – and more during peak travel times. Over the weekend, service regularity continues, though the first departure of the day may be slightly later.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Durham?

Departure train station: Trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Located very near the centre of town, Edinburgh is within walking distance of Prince Street Gardens and the beautiful Edinburgh Castle. The station is served by several bus routes, including an airport bus connecting the station with Edinburgh Airport. Facilities within the station include several coffee shops, supermarkets and dining options.

Arrival train station: All services terminate at Durham train station. Located just a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, passengers can organise onward travel from any of the local bus routes, or the designated cab rank. The facilities at the station include basic refreshment options, a coffee shop, toilets and baby change facilities.

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh to Durham
Travel by train to Durham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Durham.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and Durham cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Edinburgh to Durham trains for as little as $28 (€23)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Edinburgh to Durham?
The train price from Edinburgh to Durham is on average $37 (€30)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Durham by train?
The Edinburgh to Durham train distance is approximately 103 miles (166 km).
How long is the train between Edinburgh and Durham?
On average the Edinburgh to Durham train time is 1 h 41 min  covering the 103 miles (166 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Durham?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Edinburgh Waverley   to Durham.

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Durham?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Durham, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What train companies go from Edinburgh to Durham?
For the best Edinburgh to Durham train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Edinburgh and Durham to compare what amenities they may offer.
When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to Durham? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to Durham?
You can take the first train from Edinburgh to Durham at 7: 00 AM. The last train from Edinburgh to Durham that you can take departs at 11: 00 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Durham schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Edinburgh and Durham for the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Durham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $37 (€30) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Edinburgh and Durham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Durham
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey from Edinburgh to Durham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN