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Running 19 times a day with CrossCountry*
*Based on scheduled timetable
With CrossCountry, there are Advance tickets, meaning you can enjoy great savings on journeys up to 15 minutes before departure.
Although your journey from Newcastle to Durham is a short one, at CrossCountry we do everything we can to make sure it is a comfortable one. As you travel South from Newcastle, enjoy views over the River Tyne and see if you can spot the Angel of the North, the infamous contemporary sculpture that dominates Newcastle’s skyline. Before you know it, you’ll be rolling into the historic city of Durham.
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Travel with CrossCountry to discover Durham and all it has to offer. Wander down the winding cobbled streets of the historical city, take a relaxing walk along the River Wear, or soak up the atmosphere in one of its wonderful cafes, classy boutiques or galleries. Durham Cathedral and adjacent 11th century Castle World Heritage Site are not to be missed and the University buildings are also worth admiring.
Direct trains are available on the CrossCountry Network from Newcastle to Durham and on average take 12 minutes.
Travelling from Newcastle to Durham with CrossCountry is short but sweet and you will be provided with all the amenities you would expect on one of our trains; a selection of seating options, charge points and plenty of luggage storage space, as well as an at-seat service offering a variety of drinks and light refreshments. Alternatively, consider upgrading to our comfortable First Class coach.
Durham station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs; you will find step-free access throughout the station, with staff help available if you should so need it.
Durham station is a short walk from the city centre and is connected to the Cathedral by the Cathedral Bus, which operates regularly throughout the day.
Durham has all the amenities that a family traveling through the station would need, including a comfortable waiting room, baby changing facilities and a range of shops and cafes.
For further information about Durham Station check out our station guide.
Durham is a small and compact city, so most places are easily walkable. Bus services offer an extensive local service connecting the city centre with outlying areas as well as neighbouring towns and villages. For those who prefer to travel more directly there is a taxi rank available at the station.
The historic streets of Durham city present a selection of retail therapy options, with high street favourites battling for tourists’ attention from independent shops, boutiques and quirky craft and gift shops. If you’re looking to bag yourself a bargain, Dalton Park is the biggest outlet shopping centre in the region. Alternatively, one of Durham’s market towns like Bishop Auckland or Vale of Durham will offer some character and charm. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop off at one of the city’s farm shops or farmers markets and take home some local produce!
A visit to Durham promises its visitors a wealth of culture. Visual arts show off the cities creative appeal, theatre and dance productions captivate crowds and the cities interesting history tells tales of its beautiful buildings. Immerse yourself in Durham’s colonial past by visiting sites like Historic Stagville, Bennett Place and Duke Homestead. If you visit in April, make sure to check out Durham’s biggest and most well-known film festival, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Durham also offers countless opportunities for nightlife, performances and exploring nature.