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Durham to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 3h 4m to travel from Durham to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 232 miles (374 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Durham to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £23.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 39m
PriceFrom £23.10
Distance232 miles (374 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train04:00
Last train21:29
Departure stationDurham
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Durham to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Durham to London Kings Cross for Tuesday 16th August 2022 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:58 13:52 2h 54m, 1 change
11:43 14:39 2h 56m, direct
12:00 14:49 2h 49m, 1 change
12:40 15:40 3h 0m, direct
12:58 15:50 2h 52m, 1 change
13:43 16:41 2h 58m, direct
13:59 16:48 2h 49m, 1 change
14:40 17:40 3h 0m, direct
15:00 17:51 2h 51m, 1 change
15:46 18:41 2h 55m, direct

Travelling from Durham to London Kings Cross by train

If you want to travel from Durham to London Kings Cross by train, you've come to the right place.

There are around 38 trains running between Durham and London Kings Cross daily, which usually take 3h 25m to complete the journey over 232 miles (374 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Trains on this route are run by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Enjoy free WiFi, the on-board Cafe Bar and power sockets on LNER’s brand-new Azuma trains, which will get you to London Kings Cross in just 2h 42m.

To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Have a look at our timetable to check if trains are running from Durham to London Kings Cross and start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Durham and London Kings Cross is 3 hours and 4 minutes, with around 38 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 Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Durham to London Kings Cross is 2 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Durham to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from Durham to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £23.10 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 Durham to London Kings Cross?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Durham to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Durham to London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Durham to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Durham to London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Durham to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 232 miles (374 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Durham to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Durham to London Kings Cross start at £23.10 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.

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 Kings Cross 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.

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