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Manchester to Durham

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Durham by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Manchester to Durham ?

Trip Manchester Durham

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance94 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Manchester to Durham? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. You just have to specify the departure date to Durham then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of National Express, First TransPennine Express, Blablacar, CrossCountry, East Coast, Northern Rail or MegaBus to reach Durham.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Durham bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Durham.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Durham and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Durham.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Durham route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Manchester Durham road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Durham watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 94 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Manchester Durham trip

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line Manchester Durham.

National Express Manchester Durham

Bus stops in Manchester

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Manchester from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. In general, the destination 'Durham' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Durham

Once the bus has arrived at Durham, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Durham

Train Manchester to Durham

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Durham route?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Durham by train without making any changes. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest Manchester-Durham train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Manchester Durham

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Durham route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Durham train companies

The train company that operates this journey is First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Manchester Durham

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Durham

  • Durham

Carpool from Manchester to Durham

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Durham with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Durham, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Durham rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel to Durham.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Durham ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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