How to Get in Touch
Browse this section to find useful and emergency contacts.
The Palatine Centre
Switchboard: +44 (0)191 334 2000
Security Office: +44 (0)191 334 2222
Business School: +44 (0)191 334 5200
Conference/Tourism: +44 (0)191 334 2887
Alumni Relations: +44 (0)191 334 6305
Graduate School: +44 (0)191 334 4570
Media Relations: +44 (0)191 334 8623
University Library: +44 (0)191 334 3042
Getting here 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 the city bus station - a short walk from the railway station - a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.
Getting here by air
Durham is 30 minutes' drive from Newcastle International Airport and about 40 minutes from Teesside International Airport. Both have regular domestic and international flights. Durham is linked to Newcastle Airport by rail and metro.
Getting here by train
A number of train operators offer direct and regular routes to Durham Railway Station, including London and Edinburgh. Durham is around 3 hours from London, 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.
Getting here by sea
Scheduled ferry services link the River Tyne to The Netherlands.
Security at Durham
We take the safety and wellbeing of our community seriously and are available 365 days a year 24/7 to support with your security needs. Whether you’re a student, staff member or visitor our Security Team are here to help.