How to travel from Edinburgh to Durham

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from Edinburgh to Durham

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

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To get from Edinburgh to Durham on May 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:03AMEdinburgh Waverley1h49 11:52AMDurham
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11:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h15 02:40PMDurham
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11:06AMEdinburgh Waverley1h47 12:53PMDurham
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08:06AMEdinburgh Waverley1h47 09:53AMDurham
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09:05AMEdinburgh Waverley1h47 10:52AMDurham
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Durham

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $32
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 1 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 1 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 103 miles (166 km) by bus or train from Edinburgh to Durham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Durham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Durham

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 Edinburgh to Durham.

There are 2 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Durham including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Durham from Edinburgh is by taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Durham:

A train is $16 (€15) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Edinburgh to Durham costing on average $32 (€29).

The fastest way to get to Durham from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 39 min.

Other travel options to Durham can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 10 min   on average.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley 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 to go to Durham by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Edinburgh to Durham tickets on Omio for $32 (€29).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Durham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Durham tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Durham? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Durham usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Manchester from Durham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $32 (€29) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $16 (€14) 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.

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