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Each fare is the lowest adult economy ticket fare found by our customers on Trainline. Fares booked further in advance than the dates displayed may be cheaper. Prices are updated daily, subject to change and indicative of price last update. Limited availability. Discount cards and coach journeys excluded, prices exclusive of booking fee.

Durham to London by train

It takes an average of 3h 12m to travel from Durham to London by train, over a distance of around 234 miles (377 km). There are normally 40 trains per day travelling from Durham to London and tickets for this journey start from £26.30 when you book in advance.

First train

03:38

Last train

21:29

Departure station

Durham

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 2h 40m

Distance

234 miles (377 km)

Frequency

40 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £26.30

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway

Travelling by train from Durham to London

Want to travel from Durham to London by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Durham to London usually takes around 3h 25m but can take just 2h 42m on the fastest services, with around 38 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.

You'll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service on this route. LNER run trains up the East Coast, and their fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi, onboard catering and power sockets at tables.

If you want to save money, why not travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Durham to London with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Durham to London? 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 Durham to London take?

The average journey time by train between Durham and London is 3 hours and 12 minutes, with around 40 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 Durham and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Durham to London is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Durham to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Durham to London can start from as little as £26.30 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 Durham to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Durham to London without having to change trains. There are 40 direct trains from Durham to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Durham to London leaves at 03:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Durham to London leaves at 21:29. 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 Durham and London by train?

Trains travelling from Durham to London cover a distance of around 234 miles (377 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Durham to London

Train tickets from Durham to London start at £26.30 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Durham to London is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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