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Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham by train

It takes an average of 1h 50m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (165 km). There are normally 48 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham and tickets for this journey start from £10.60 when you book in advance.

First train

04:48

Last train

21:00

Departure station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Arrival station

Durham

Journey time

From 1h 37m

Distance

103 miles (165 km)

Frequency

48 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £10.60

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, London North Eastern Railway

How to travel from Edinburgh to Durham by train

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

You can expect the journey from Edinburgh to Durham by train to take around 1h 50m. You’ll usually find around 83 trains running on this route per day, which spans 103 miles (165 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. If you want to get to Durham quickly, the fastest train time takes just 1h 37m. You may travel with a couple of different train operators during your journey, but London North Eastern Railway (LNER) are usually the main company on this route, on which you can stay connected with free WiFi, an onboard cafe and power sockets.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

If you want to know more about the journey from Edinburgh to Durham by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham take?

The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Durham is 1 hour and 50 minutes, with around 48 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) and Durham by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham is 1 hour and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham cost?

Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham can start from as little as £10.60 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham without having to change trains. There are 48 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham leave?

The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham leave?

The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham leaves at 21:00. 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) and Durham by train?

Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham cover a distance of around 103 miles (165 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Durham to Edinburgh (Waverley).

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham start at £10.60 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.

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Consider a Season Ticket

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† 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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