Durham, location and access
Durham City is one of England’s premiere Heritage Cities and is located at the centre of North East England. At its heart is the UNESCO World Heritage Site which provides the iconic cityscape recognised by people all over the world. Comprising Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, the city receives over 4 million visitors a year.
The city is surrounded by a rural county comprising of breathtaking Dales, a dramatic coastline and a Vale steeped in history.
Durham is under 3 hours by train from London Kings Cross.
Two airports serve Durham, Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley
Newcastle Airport to Durham City
On average the journey time is 50 minutes:
Metro from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle Central Station – £3.30 http://www.nexus.org.uk/
Train from Central Station to Durham City – £6.10 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Taxi from Newcastle Airport to Durham City would be approximately £35
Durham Tees Valley Airport to Durham City
On average the journey time is 1hr 10mins:
Take the Arriva No.12 bus from Durham Tees Valley Airport Middleton St George to Darlington Train Station – £3.80 https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/
A taxi to the station would be approximately £13
Train from Darlington Train Station to Durham City – £7.30 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Taxi from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Durham City would be approximately £50
Taxis – Durham City
Mac’s Taxis – +44 (0)191 372 3786
Paddy’s Hire – +44 (0)191 386 6662
Pratt’s Taxis – +44 (0)191 386 4040
A taxi from either the bus station or train station to the city centre should be just under £5.
1 Millennium Pl, Durham DH1 1WA, UK
Radisson Blu Hotel
Frankland Ln, Durham DH1 5TA, UK
More information on Durham
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