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London Kings Cross to Durham by train

It takes an average of 3h 0m to travel from London Kings Cross to Durham by train, over a distance of around 232 miles (374 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Durham and tickets for this journey start from £28.90 when you book in advance.

First train

05:15

Last train

22:00

Departure station

London Kings Cross

Arrival station

Durham

Journey time

From 2h 33m

Distance

232 miles (374 km)

Frequency

24 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £28.90

Train operators

London North Eastern Railway

How to travel from London Kings Cross to Durham by train

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

The average journey time from London Kings Cross to Durham by train is 3h 20m, with around 22 trains travelling 232 miles (374 km) between these two destinations daily. Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Services between London Kings Cross and Durham are run by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Sit back and enjoy free on-board WiFi, the on-board Cafe Bar, plus power sockets if you’re sat at a table.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time and get a Railcard. You can check ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from London Kings Cross to Durham.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Durham is 3 hours and 0 minutes, with around 24 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 London Kings Cross and Durham by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Durham is 2 hours and 33 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Durham can start from as little as £28.90 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 London Kings Cross to Durham?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Durham without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from London Kings Cross 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 London Kings Cross to Durham leave?

The first train from London Kings Cross to Durham leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Kings Cross to Durham leaves at 22:00. 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 London Kings Cross and Durham by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Durham 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 Durham to London Kings Cross.

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Durham

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Durham start at £28.90 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 London Kings Cross to Durham 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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