It takes an average of 3h 5m to travel from Durham to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 232 miles (374 km). There are normally 42 trains per day travelling from Durham to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £31.30 when you book in advance.
London Kings Cross
From 2h 39m
232 miles (374 km)
42 trains per day
Direct trains available
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.
The average journey time by train between Durham and London Kings Cross is 3 hours and 5 minutes, with around 42 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 Durham to London Kings Cross is 2 hours and 39 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Durham to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £31.30 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Durham to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 42 direct trains from Durham to London Kings Cross each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Durham to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Durham to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 232 miles (374 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Durham.
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.
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.
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