Durham travel guide

Durham Tourism | Durham Guide

You're Going to Love Durham

With a population of 45,696, Durham is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Durham

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bistro 21 (Aykley Heads House Aykley Heads) and Restaurant 1744 @ Redworth Hall Hotel (Redworth) are great picks.

When to visit Durham

Durham in July
Estimated hotel price
$184
1 night at 3-star hotel
Durham in July
Estimated hotel price
$184
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Durham

Plane

Although Durham doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 30 km from Durham. The shortest flight to Durham from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 34h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Durham, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Durham to London takes 2h 47m and costs around $352 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $85 for a 2h 57m trip. The train station in Durham is called Durham, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Durham is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 150 km from Durham. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Durham, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Durham takes 241 km and will cost you around $36. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $37 for a journey of 354 km. Durham’s bus station is located 1.2 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Durham doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 30 km from Durham. The shortest flight to Durham from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 34h 20m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Durham, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Durham to London takes 2h 47m and costs around $352 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $85 for a 2h 57m trip. The train station in Durham is called Durham, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Durham is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 150 km from Durham. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Durham, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Durham takes 241 km and will cost you around $36. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about $37 for a journey of 354 km. Durham’s bus station is located 1.2 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Durham

Lufthansa
Good (4,041 reviews)
KLM
Good (758 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,476 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,820 reviews)
Air France
Good (897 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,408 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,990 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,472 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (781 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (743 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (382 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (148 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (656 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (1,011 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,392 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (883 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (28 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (748 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (24 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,375 reviews)
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Where to stay in Durham

Average rates range from around $144 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $160 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Durham

Most booked hotels in Durham

Travelodge Durham
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$68+
Lumley Castle Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$111+
Delta Hotels by Marriott Durham Royal County
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$163+
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$169+
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf And Spa
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$225+

Hiring a car in Durham

Expect to pay $3.06 per litre in Durham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.72 and $48.96.

Expect to pay $3.06 per litre in Durham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.72 and $48.96.