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Durham Travel Guide

Durham Arrival

By Train
Durham is well served by 60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country including 14 trains from London. Trains run on the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross and York as far as Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh.

(Durham Arrival) Durham station lies on the UK East Coast main line, one stop south of Newcastle. The high speed GNER service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross. Durham is just over 3 hours by train from Birmingham, 2 hours from Manchester, 1 hours from Edinburgh and just 45 minutes from York.

Local rail services are operated by Arriva trains.

By Car
Durham is easily reached by road, located at 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. Durham city centre is 2 miles from the A1, a major north-south trunk road.

By Coach
Durham's Bus Station is served by National Express, Primrose Coaches and some other Summer only services.

By Bus
Durham is connected to the rest of the North East by plentiful bus services operated by Arriva North East and Go North East.

By Sea
North Shields ferry terminal is around 30km distant and has daily services to and from Amsterdam and a number of Scandinavian ports, operated by FjordLine and DFDS.

By Air
Durham does not have its own airport but there are nearly airports from Newcastle and Teeside. Newcastle Airport is around 40km North of Durham and is served by many carriers and offers many domestic and medium-haul routes. Journey time to Durham is around one hour. There is an easyCar car hire location at the Airport.

Durham Tees Valley Airport (formerly Tees-side Airport) is around 40km South of Durham and is served by mostly charter airlines, though some "low-cost" carriers offer services to domestic and short-haul locations in Western Europe. It is connected to Darlington Railway Station by the free SkyExpress 737 bus service. Trains run between Darlington and Durham up to four times an hour.

Driving schools

Driving schools in Durham

Driving schools teach driving, and road safety. In the driving schools directory you will find information about road safety, driving knowledge, vechicles and equipment. A driver training course, or hight-school driver education program approved by the provincial government can teach you the skills, and attitudes you need to be a safe, and responsible driver.

Traffic schools

Traffic schools in Durham

Improve your driving skills and possibly get a ticket dismissed or your insurance premium reduced. Taking a traffic schools course can also earn you a discount on your car insurance premiums. And, of course, if your driving skills just need a tune up, you can sign up to improve your driving techniques.

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