Cambridge to Durham by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 7m
  • Distance
    309 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cambridge to Durham by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Durham take around 3 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 309 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Durham.

1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Durham?

Journeys between Cambridge and Durham usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Cambridge to Durham every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 38 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Durham?

The Cambridge to Durham train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cambridge to Durham train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Durham is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:55 and the last train is around 21:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 05:15, and the last at 21:06.

When to book Cambridge to Durham train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cambridge to Durham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Durham?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cambridge to Durham, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Great Northern
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Durham to Cambridge by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.