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from Edinburgh to Durham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Durham on Sep 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h25 02:40PMDurham
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$331One-way
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11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h25 02:40PMDurham
0 changes
$331One-way

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Thu
Sep 23
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$28Megabus
Fri
Sep 24
$42London North Eastern Railway
$30Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
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$28Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$42London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$29London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$29London North Eastern Railway
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Thu
Oct 7
$23London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$39London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Sun
Oct 10
$36London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus
Mon
Oct 11
$26London North Eastern Railway
$28Megabus

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€28) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€29) • 1 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 103 miles (166 km) to Durham from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Edinburgh to Durham.

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FAQs
How do I get from Edinburgh to Durham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Durham from Edinburgh. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Durham?

The cheapest way to go to Durham from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $36 (€28).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Durham:

Taking a bus is about $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€29) for this journey.

What is the quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Durham?

The quickest way to travel between Edinburgh and Durham is by train, which takes on average 1 h 38 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Durham by bus can take on average 3 h 25 min.

How far is Durham from Edinburgh?

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

When traveling to Durham from Edinburgh, what are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and Durham?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Durham.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Durham?

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

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Durham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Edinburgh to Durham tickets on Omio for $36 (€28).
  • First Transpennine Express can take you to Durham by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for First Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to Durham for $37 (€29).
Can I find a direct route from Edinburgh to Durham?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Megabus.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and Durham ends?
Your trip from Edinburgh to Durham doesn't have to end in Durham. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Manchester to your Edinburgh to Durham tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Durham today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Edinburgh to Durham online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $36 (€28) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $37 (€29) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Durham
Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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