St Aidan's is a 5 minute taxi ride (about £3) from Durham Station. All the taxi drivers know the college, so you won't need to give them directions. Alternatively, if you're carrying light luggage, the walk from the station through town is picturesque and will take about 30 minutes. There is a tourist map on the platform.
The College is situated just to the south Durham City centre. There are parking spaces available in the College but these are subject to availability. Please ask for a permit at reception.
Alternatively there is a park and ride scheme in Durham, the Howland's car park of this is a short walk from the College
From the north
Durham City is easy to approach from the A1 motorway. Leave A1(M) at Junction 62 and take the A690 to Durham. At the second roundabout turn left across the River Wear. Continue straight on through two sets of traffic lights and ascend past the University Science site which is on the left. Keep going up the hill, go past Grey and Collingwood Colleges on the left, then at the top of the hill, turn right onto Elvet Hill Road. Take the first left and Van Mildert College is then on your left. The car park for the College is just past the main College buildings, on the left.
From the south
Leave A1(M) at Junction 61, signposted A177 Peterlee and Coxhoe. At the roundabout take first left on to A177 Bowburn and Durham. Go through Bowburn and Shincliffe and continue for approx. 3-4 miles. Ascend to a roundabout, take the first left past the University Science Site (on your left) and turn left at traffic lights by the New Inn pub. Ascend the hill (South Road) past Grey and Collingwood Colleges on the left, and take the right turn at the top of the hill, onto Elvet Hill Road. Take the first left and Van Mildert College is then on your left. The car park for the College is just past the main College buildings, on the left.
Guests Staying at the College
On arrival please report to the Reception, which is open 24/7.