How to travel from Cardiff to Durham

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Durham

distanceDistance236 miles (381 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$99 - $7
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 11 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $99 (€86) • 5 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Take a bus or train to travel 236 miles (381 km) between Cardiff and Durham. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Cardiff to Durham.

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from Cardiff to Durham

How to get from Cardiff to Durham by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Cardiff to Durham is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel on National Express and CrossCountry travel to Durham from Cardiff at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

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

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Durham travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Cardiff to Durham

      FAQs: Travel 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 Cardiff to Durham.

      You can get from Cardiff to Durham 2 different ways: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to travel to Durham from Cardiff is a bus with an average price of $7 (€6).

      This is compared to other travel options from Cardiff to Durham:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Cardiff to Durham.

      A bus is $92 (€80) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Durham costing on average $99 (€86).

      The fastest way from Cardiff to Durham is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 22 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Durham that take longer:

      Bus takes 11 h 20 min on average.

      The distance from Cardiff to Durham is approximately 236 miles (381 km).

      The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Durham is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cardiff and Durham as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Durham:

        • Buses mostly leave from Cardiff, University and tend to arrive in Durham, University - Palatine Centre.
        • Flights mostly leave from Cardiff Airport and tend to arrive in Teesside International Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Durham.

        The following travel companies offer services from Cardiff to Durham:

        • National Express or Megabus can take you to Durham by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Cardiff to Durham for $7 (€6).
        • Travel with CrossCountry or Transport for Wales to go to Durham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find CrossCountry Cardiff to Durham tickets on Omio for $99 (€86).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Durham with the following travel companies:

        • You'll find direct buses with.
        • You can travel directly by ferry with.
        • You'll find direct flights with.
        • You can book a direct train with.

        Direct services to Durham tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

        Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Durham don't make Durham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Durham are London, Edinburgh, York, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Manchester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Durham to any of these top destinations today!

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