We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University


Travel and contact details

Location in the UK

Durham is located in North East England; 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. Durham is about 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport.


Durham University
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE

By Rail

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 14 trains from London. The National Express high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross on the main London North Eastern Railway Line. First Transpennine Express offers frequent links to Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, while Cross Country links Durham directly with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West.

Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

The number 40b Cathedral bus service runs Monday to Friday during morning and afternoon rush hours, to provide a service to Upper Mountjoy (Science Site). Access to the Hill Colleges is possible using this service by alighting at the New Inn stop (along Church Street) and taking a short walk up the hill. This service runs from Durham Railway Station via the Bus Station, along New Elvet on to Stockton Road and onto Upper Mountjoy (Science Site) and return. There will be other stops along the route and these are listed, along with the full timetable, on the Green Travel website.

The number DU2 bus service is accessible from Durham Bus Station - a short walk from the railway station - which also runs along South Road and gives access to Moutjoy (Science Site) and the Hill Colleges. Final destination, Ushaw College. Please note this bus service does not run each term and full details of availability will be noted on the website.

A taxi will take you from the station to any College within 5 minutes and you can walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.

By Road

Durham City Centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham - Sunderland Road and follow signs to Durham City Centre.

Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.

There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From Durham City Bus Station - a short walk from the Railway Station - a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.

By Air

Durham is 30 minutes' drive from Newcastle Airport and about 40 minutes from Durham Tees Valley. Both have regular domestic and international flights. Durham is linked to Newcastle Airport by rail and metro. Travellers into Durham Tees Valley can take the Arriva 12 bus service that links the airport to Darlington Railway Station, with regular connections to Durham.

By Sea

Scheduled ferry services link the River Tyne to The Netherlands.