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Durham University


Information for Bus Travellers


Durham University is easily accessible by bus and various tickets options for both staff and students are available for travelling both in to and around Durham City.

Travel on Arriva Bus Services in the Durham District Zone Area for £1 per day

To assist all staff and students, the University now has in place an arrangement with Arriva to allow unlimited travel throughout the day on any of their bus services within the Durham District Zone for just £1 per day. Please show a valid campus ID card to gain the discounted £1 ticket. Further details and additional ticket options are available on the Arriva website.

Park and Ride

A Park and Ride service are also available in Durham. The sites offer free parking for users of the Park and Ride bus service and unlimited daily travel into the city centre. The cost of this service is £2 per person daily, however, the purchase of a smart card offers 20 days of travel for £34, which is £1.70 per day. Students (resident at Stephenson, John Snow or Josephine Butler Colleges only) can still use Howlands Park and Ride for £1 per day. All Park and Ride users can also use the Cathedral Bus for free.

Alternative Bus Routes into Durham

Arriva run a selection of bus services in and out of Durham City Centre. Please see the Arriva Network map for service numbers. To access a timetable for a specific service please click on the Arriva Bus link on the right of this page.

Alternatively bus routes and timetables for all operators can also be found on their interactive public transport mapping timetable system. Please see the following Durham County Council website for bus routes into Durham City.

For instant updates on bus services in the region, including any traffic disruptions please visit the Arriva news website and the GoNorthEast website.


Stockton High Street and Middlesbrough Town Centre Bus Stands.

Below are two documents highlighting the locations of every bus stop on Stockton High Street, also Middlesbrough Town Centre And the services which operate from those stands.

Arriva Bus & Go North East Bus Apps

Bus Apps have range of feature designed to make it easier for you to get around on the bus. Whether you want to know the time of the next bus, where the nearest bus stop is, or how long before you get to your destination. The App also shows real time information - what's actually happening there and then. Then if the bus gets held up, you'll be able to see it on the App and get on with something else for a bit longer before you go to the bus stop, or it will suggest alternative solutions if they exist.

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Next Bus Service on Your Mobile Phone

If you are waiting for a bus service and would like to know when the next bus is due why not use the 'NextBuses' service that is avaiable for mobile phone users. NextBuses is a mobile internet service which makes it possible to find bus times on your mobile internet enabled phone. iPhone and Android phone apps are also available. More details are available on the Traveline public transport information website.

If you can't get the 'NextBus' service on your phone you can check the next bus from a particular bus stop by sending the bus stop code in a text. The bus stop code may be displayed on the bus stop flag or in the timetable case.

To use the service, simply type the stop code as a text message in your mobile phone - and send it to 84268. The message you send will cost your normal text message charge. In some areas the reply will be free of charge. In most areas the reply will cost up to 25p. More details are available on the Traveline public transport information website.