Parking and getting around in Durham
Durham Cathedral Bus
The Cathedral Bus connects the Cathedral and Castle to the train station and coach drop-off point at Freeman's Place. It runs throughout the day, Monday to Saturday.
The buses are suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Park and ride holders travel free. Check fares and timetable information for the Cathedral Bus.
Durham City car parks
Durham's narrow, medieval streets mean there is no parking at the Cathedral itself, but there are several car parks a short walk away. Find locations and tariffs on Durham County Council's Durham City car parks page.
Park and Ride scheme
Park your car and take a bus into the city centre. These car parks are open all year round from 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, excluding Bank Holidays:
- Belmont Park and Ride - DH1 1SR
- Sniperley Park and Ride - DH1 5RA
- Howlands Farm Park and Ride - DH1 3TQ
More information about Park and Ride is on Durham County Council's website
Disabled and blue badge parking
There is limited parking on Palace Green, in front of the cathedral, for people with limited mobility. To enquire about disabled parking, contact the Palace Green security office by phone on 0191 334 2222.
Durham City centre congestion charge
There is a congestion charge if you drive onto the Durham City peninsula between 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.
The Cathedral Bus does not run in the evening, but taxis can pick up and drop off outside the Cathedral. This Is Durham have created a list of County Durham taxi operators.
Find information about coach drop-offs and parking on Durham City Council’s coach parking page.