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We are in the middle of Durham, an historic city in North East England.

Public transport

Durham Station is on the East Coast main railway line, with London just under three hours away, Edinburgh is about two hours away.

The Cathedral Bus

The ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Cathedral Bus runs throughout the day (Monday to Saturday) travelling between the bus and train stations to the Cathedral.

The Traveline website can help plan your journey or try the Durham Interactive Travel Map for travel around the city.

Evening travel

City centre transport does not generally operate to the Cathedral in the evening.

Taxis are available for those unable to take the short walk up the hill. To order in advance, please take a look at this taxi list.


By car

Durham lies west of the A1(M) and east of the A167. Our narrow, medieval streets mean there is no parking at the Cathedral itself or nearby. There is also a congestion charge if you drive onto the Durham City peninsula.

Park and Ride scheme

Why not park your car for free then take a bus into the city centre? It’s open from 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, excluding Bank Holidays, all year round from:

  • Belmont car park - DH1 1SR
  • Sniperley car park - DH1 5RA
  • Howlands car park - DH1 3TQ

The buses run to the City Centre where your ticket allows you to transfer to the Cathedral Bus if you don’t wish to walk up the hill. Find out more at Park and Ride – Durham County Council

City centre car parks

For a list and a map, please take a look at Durham City car parks – Durham County Council

Disabled parking

There is very limited disabled parking at the top of the Durham Peninsula. Find out more in Accessibility.

Arriving on a coach trip?

Please take a look at our advice in:

Durham City Map

Download a detailed Durham City Map (PDF).

Nearest airports

By sea

Ferry services operate from Newcastle to Holland.