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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity coaches per day from London to Durham. Traveling by coach from London to Durham usually takes around 6 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Megabus coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance234 mi (376 km)
Shortest duration5h 40m
Cheapest price£6.73
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from London to Durham?

£25.08 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Durham. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from London to Durham are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £19. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost £28, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach companies travel from London to Durham?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from London to Durham that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus106h 53m£26.15
National Express98h 25m£32.05
  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 234 miles from London to Durham. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from London to Durham at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Durham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Durham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Durham; ticket prices start at £30.50.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

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Main departure station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • London Lewisham

  • Paddington Rail Station

  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)

  • Elephant and Castle

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • London New Cross Gate

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue

Where does the coach arrive in Durham?

Main arrival station: Stockton Rd

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Durham.

Coach stations in Durham:

  • Stockton Rd

  • Durham

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