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Aberdeen to Durham by train

It takes an average of 4h 43m to travel from Aberdeen to Durham by train, over a distance of around 165 miles (265 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Durham and tickets for this journey start from £18.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 33m
PriceFrom £18.10
Distance165 miles (265 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationDurham
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to Durham train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Durham for Sunday 16th May 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:47 aberdeen14:28 durhamPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets4h 41m, 1 change
11:10 aberdeen15:43 durhamPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets4h 33m, 1 change
11:10 aberdeen15:51 durhamPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets4h 41m, direct
11:47 aberdeen16:30 durhamPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets4h 43m, 1 change
13:47 aberdeen18:40 durhamPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets4h 53m, 1 change
21:30 aberdeen07:41 durhamPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets10h 11m, 1 change
05:47 aberdeen10:38 durhamPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 51m, 1 change

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Durham? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Durham take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Durham is 4 hours and 43 minutes, with around 3 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Durham by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Durham is 4 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Durham cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Durham can start from as little as £18.10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Durham?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Durham without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Aberdeen to Durham each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Durham leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Durham leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Durham leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Durham leaves at 18:18. 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.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Durham by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Durham cover a distance of around 165 miles (265 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Durham to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Durham

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Durham start at £18.10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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Consider a Season Ticket

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 Aberdeen to Durham is right for you.

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