How to travel from Durham to Edinburgh

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from Durham to Edinburgh

You can get from Durham to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Durham to Edinburgh on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:35PMDurham3h25 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:35PMDurham3h25 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:13AMDurham1h50 09:03AMEdinburgh Waverley
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07:27AMDurham1h56 09:23AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:55AMDurham2h06 11:01AMEdinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $67
fastestFastest modeTrain • $67 (€64) • 1 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 103 miles (166 km) between Durham and Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Durham to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Durham to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Travel to Edinburgh 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 Durham to Edinburgh.

You can travel from Durham to Edinburgh 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Durham is by taking a flight, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

Taking a flight is usually $21 (€20) less than taking a bus to Edinburgh, which costs on average $24 (€22) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $65 (€62) less than taking a train, which costs on average $67 (€64) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Durham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 42 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by bus can take on average 2 h 35 min.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Durham to Edinburgh is approximately 103 miles (166 km).

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

  • Buses most often depart from Durham at Durham, Bus Station (stand C) and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Flights mostly depart from Teesside International Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Durham and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Durham to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Durham to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $24 (€22).
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Durham to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $67 (€64).

Yes, there are direct services available from Durham to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with Megabus.
  • You'll find direct trains with Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Durham to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Durham to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Durham to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $67 (€64) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Durham to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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