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from Manchester to Durham

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Sep 22
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Sep 23
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
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Sep 26
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Sep 27
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Sep 29
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Sep 30
$36First Transpennine Express
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Fri
Oct 1
$51First Transpennine Express
$23Flixbus
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Oct 2
$36First Transpennine Express
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Sun
Oct 3
$28First Transpennine Express
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Mon
Oct 4
$31First Transpennine Express
$21Flixbus
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Oct 5
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Oct 6
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Oct 8
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Oct 9
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Oct 10
$54First Transpennine Express
$24Flixbus
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Oct 11
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Travel Information between Manchester and Durham

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $61
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 10 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $61 (€49) • 2 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 93 miles (150 km) between Manchester and Durham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Durham.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Durham.
FAQs
How do I reach Durham from Manchester?

There are 2 ways to travel to Durham from Manchester including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Durham?

The cheapest way to go to Durham from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $21 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Durham:

A bus is $40 (€32) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Durham costing on average $61 (€49).

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Durham?

The fastest way from Manchester to Durham is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 4 min.

There are alternative travel options to Durham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 10 h 55 min   on average.

How far is it from Manchester to Durham?

Durham is approximately 93 miles (150 km) away from Manchester.

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Durham?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Durham at Durham, Bus Station (stand C).
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Durham.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Durham?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Durham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Manchester to Durham tickets on Omio for $21 (€17).
  • First Transpennine Express can get you to Durham by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Durham for $61 (€49) on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Durham from Manchester?

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

  • You'll find direct trains with First Transpennine Express.

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 to Durham from Manchester.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Durham?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Durham often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Durham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Durham and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Manchester and Durham online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $21 (€17) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $61 (€49) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester 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

Manchester
Durham
Manchester (Coach Station)
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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.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
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.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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