Getting to Durham

By air:
Both Newcastle International Airport (NCL) and Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) have regular domestic and international flights. Both are about 30 minutes by taxi from Durham.
Newcastle International Airport is also on the Newcastle metro system, which in turn connects to the railway East Coast main line passing through Durham. This whole journey takes a little over an hour.
There are also hourly direct trains from Manchester International Airport (MAN) to Durham. This journey takes about 2.5 hours.
If you require a UK visa to attend, we are able to assist by preparing a letter of invitation.  However, we cannot assist in the application process. Further advice can be found here.

By rail:
Fast trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham (DHM) daily including regular trains from London. The LNER high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King’s Cross (KGX) on the East Coast main line.
Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2.5 hours from Manchester, 1.5 hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.
To find rail tickets, visit the National Rail Enquiries site where you will be redirected to the correct operator to make a purchase.

By road:
Durham city is only 2 miles from the A1(M) motorway. Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 (Durham/Sunderland) and follow signs to Durham city centre.
Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.
Parking in town is metered in most areas and university car parks are permit-only. Please let us know as soon as possible if you require a visitor parking permit for the university car parks.

By sea:
Scheduled ferry services link the Port of Tyne in nearby Newcastle to Amsterdam.

While in Durham:
Most places in Durham may be reached within 10-20 minutes’ walk. However, please note that Durham is a hilly city with many narrow pavements, cobbled streets and steps.
Taxi journeys within the city rarely take longer than 5-10 minutes for a fare of around £5. It is recommended to carry cash for taxi fares.
The University Science site is well served by local buses. See this map for more details. Most bus services accept contactless card but it is recommended to carry coins to pay for bus fares.

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1 thought on “Getting to Durham

  1. Andrea Bergschneider 12th Jul 2019 — 12:53 pm

    Hi, is there anyone arriving at Newcastle airport on Sunday around 4.40pm and interested in sharing a taxi to Durham?

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