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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.
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The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Durham is 1 hour and 50 minutes, with around 51 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham is 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham can start from as little as £11.20 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham without having to change trains. There are 51 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham cover a distance of around 103 miles (165 km) during the journey.
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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to Durham is right for you.
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