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.
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.