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London to Durham by train

It takes an average of 3h 0m to travel from London to Durham by train, over a distance of around 234 miles (377 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from London to Durham and tickets for this journey start from £19.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 33m
PriceFrom £19.80
Distance234 miles (377 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train05:15
Last train22:00
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationDurham
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

London to Durham train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Durham for martedì 24º maggio 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
13:30 16:25 2h 55m, direct
14:00 16:59 2h 59m, 1 change
14:27 17:15 2h 48m, 1 change
14:30 17:24 2h 54m, direct
15:00 17:54 2h 54m, 1 change
15:25 18:17 2h 52m, 1 change
15:30 18:26 2h 56m, direct
16:00 19:00 3h 0m, 1 change
16:30 19:27 2h 57m, direct
17:00 19:56 2h 56m, 1 change

Taking the train from London to Durham

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.

Journey details

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

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.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Durham by train?

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

How much does the train from London to Durham cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from London to Durham?

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.

What time does the first train from London to Durham leave?

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

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

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.

What's the distance between London and Durham by train?

Trains travelling from London to Durham cover a distance of around 234 miles (377 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London to Durham

Train tickets from London to Durham start at £19.80 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 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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