Travel: Getting to Durham

EGAS 49 will be held in Durham University, which is situated in the North East of England, in Durham City. Travel directions are as follows:

 

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. There is limited parking on the University campus, so we strongly advise you do not bring your own vehicle.

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 the city bus station – a short walk from the railway station – a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.

By rail

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 14 trains from London. The National Express 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.

Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

A taxi will take you from the station to any College in about 5 minutes and you can walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.

By air

Durham is 30 minutes’ drive from Newcastle Airport and about 40 minutes from Durham Tees Valley Airport. Both have regular domestic and international flights, however, in spite of this, we recommend you travel to Newcastle Airport, rather than Durham Tees Valley, as there are more transport links available.

Newcastle Airport is well connected to the North East rail network by the Metro service (see the Metro route map below). You can access the North East rail network by changing at “Central Station”. For more information about the Metro service, click here.

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Alternatively, you can travel to Durham City via taxi. A booked taxi will typically cost £30 for a single trip. You will be expected to pay much more than this if you use an unbooked vehicle from the taxi rank.

If you choose to travel from Newcastle Airport to Durham via taxi, we recommend you book with:

Airport Express: +44 191 371 2352 or airport365@live.co.uk

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