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 rail

The London North Eastern Railway high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross on the main East Coast 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. 60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 14 trains from London.

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.

Accommodation in Durham

A wide variety of accommodation is available in Durham from The Royal County Hotel to the budget-priced Premier Inn. Boutique “5 star” Bed and Breakfast establishments can often be good value including, perhaps, the historic Forty Winks guest house where the day can be kicked off with a full English Breakfast in style.