Trains from Edinburgh to Durham

Edinburgh to Durham train information

Edinburgh Durham train map

Train duration 1h46m
Arrival Durham, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 104 Miles
  • The route connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Durham, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Durham from Edinburgh. The average train duration between Edinburgh to Durham is 1h46m to travel the 104 miles.
  • Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

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The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Durham are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £13 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £31 for your train. Thus, you may save 58% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Durham trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Durham by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Durham to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Edinburgh - Durham train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Edinburgh Durham train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Durham cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Durham to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Durham train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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