Want to take the train from London to Durham? You’ve come to the right place.
The fastest direct LNER services can take you from London to Durham in just 2 hours and 39 minutes, with around 23 trains per day running on this route. Hop on a modern LNER train and enjoy free WiFi, comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage. If you fancy travelling in style, LNER First Class tickets offer complimentary food and drink, reclining seats, and ambient lighting to make your journey as relaxing as possible.
Once you arrive at Durham station, why not head to Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or go for a row on the River Wear. There are also plenty of charming boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars to explore during your visit.
Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from London to Durham in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Scroll up for train timetables or keep going for FAQs and money-saving tips like using a Railcard to save 1/3 or travelling Off-Peak.
The average journey time by train between London and Durham is 3 hours and 0 minutes, with around 21 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 London to Durham is 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Durham can start from as little as £19.80 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 London to Durham without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from London to Durham each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Durham leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London 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.
Trains travelling from London to Durham cover a distance of around 234 miles (377 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 London to Durham 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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