It takes an average of 3h 24m to travel from Birmingham to Durham by train, over a distance of around 159 miles (256 km). There are normally 32 trains per day traveling from Birmingham to Durham and tickets for this journey start from $52.67 when you book in advance.
From 2h 33m
159 miles (256 km)
32 trains per day
Direct trains available
If you want to know more about the journey from Birmingham to Durham by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Birmingham to Durham by train is 3 hours 24 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 33 minutes. You'll usually find 32 trains per day traveling the 256 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Durham.
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The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Durham is 3 hours and 24 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Durham is 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Train tickets from Birmingham to Durham can start from as little as $52.67 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Durham without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Birmingham to Durham each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Birmingham to Durham leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Birmingham to Durham leaves at 19:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Birmingham to Durham cover a distance of around 159 miles (256 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham to Durham is right for you.
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