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Travelling to Durham

Please note that we do recommend travelling to Durham by public transport. Parking within Durham City is limited and we are unable to provide on-site parking. If you do choose to travel by car, we recommend you use Park & Ride facilities - details of which can be found here.

By rail

Durham is well served by rail links from major cities across the country. The East Coast mainline service from London King’s Cross can take less than 3 hours and First Transpennine Express links operate from Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds with cross-country links from Scotland, the Midlands, and the South West. Durham train station is approximately 1.5 miles from the Mountjoy site (Map Ref 60).

By coach or bus

There are several express coach services daily from many major cities. From Durham Bus Station, the number 6, 56, 57 and X12 services all run to the junction leading to the Mountjoy site. See for timetable details.

By air

Durham is 26 miles from Newcastle International Airport and 24 miles from Durham Tees Valley Airport - both of which have regular domestic and international flights. Newcastle Airport is linked to Durham City by frequent rail services. Travellers into Durham Tees Valley have access to a bus service that links the airport to Darlington, which has regular rail connections to Durham.

By car

Durham City centre is 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. If you choose not to use the Park & Ride facilities, details of public car parks within Durham City can be found here.

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