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Durham to Manchester Airport by train

It takes an average of 3h 59m to travel from Durham to Manchester Airport by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (164 km). There are normally 55 trains per day travelling from Durham to Manchester Airport and tickets for this journey start from £21.20 when you book in advance.

First train

03:38

Last train

22:59

Departure station

Durham

Arrival station

Manchester Airport

Journey time

From 2h 50m

Distance

102 miles (164 km)

Frequency

55 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £21.20

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales

Take the train from Durham to Manchester Airport in 2 hours 50 minutes

If you want to travel from Durham to Manchester Airport by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Durham to Manchester Airport by train to take around 3 hours 59 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 50 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 55 trains per day running on this route, which spans 102 miles (164 km). You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Manchester Airport. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Durham to Manchester Airport start from £21.20 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Durham to Manchester Airport? 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 Manchester Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Durham and Manchester Airport is 3 hours and 59 minutes, with around 55 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 Manchester Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Durham to Manchester Airport is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Durham to Manchester Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Durham to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £21.20 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 Manchester Airport?

No, there are no direct train services from Durham to Manchester Airport. Travelling from Durham to Manchester Airport by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Durham to Manchester Airport leave?

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

What time does the last train from Durham to Manchester Airport leave?

The last train from Durham to Manchester Airport leaves at 22:59. 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 Manchester Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Durham to Manchester Airport cover a distance of around 102 miles (164 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Durham to Manchester Airport

Train tickets from Durham to Manchester Airport start at £21.20 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

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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 Durham to Manchester Airport 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.

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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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