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 London to Durham will cost around $ 209 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 126.
2 h 51 m
2 h 53 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave London for Durham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 376 km distance in an average of 2 h 53 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 51 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 54 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.
|Distance||233 miles (376 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 46 min|
|Average train ticket price||$135 (€110)|
|Train providers||London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains|
Trains from London to Durham cover the 233 miles (376 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Grand Central Trains. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $113 (€92), but the average price of train tickets is $135 (€110). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Durham.
Virgin Trains East Coast provide direct trains from London to Durham. The weekday schedule begins with an early morning departure and continues with hourly services until the final train from London in the late evening. Journey times are approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes. Indirect services allow increased daytime options; these journeys involve taking a Virgin or Grand Central service to York, Doncaster or Darlington and changing to a CrossCountry or TransPennine Express connection to Durham. Sunday services feature a similar schedule but with a later first departure in the morning from London.
Trains from London to Durham leave from Kings Cross station on the northern side of the city centre. The Underground station, accessible from the concourse or from Euston Road, offers connections across the city on 6 lines. Buses, including some night services, stop nearby on Euston Road or York Way and provide routes around most areas of London. cabs are available from a rank beside the station on Pancras Road.
Durham is a historic city distinguished by the imposing 11th-century cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which houses 3 copies of the Magna Carta. The atmospheric lanes of the old quarter beneath the Norman castle are packed with interesting independent shops, with paths leading down to woodland and riverside walks. Trains from London to Durham arrive at the city's station located around 15 minutes walk to the west of the centre, via pedestrian walkways and steps. The shuttle bus 40 offers a regular connection between the station and the cathedral and Market Square, also stopping at the city bus station on North Road. There is a cab rank close to the main station entrance.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Omio customers book a train from London Victoria to Durham most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Durham most often arrive at Durham and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.
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