Durham station
North Road
County Durham

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Station information


Staffing level

Part time

Cash Machines

Baby Changing


Coffee shop, WHSmiths and a bar available for refreshments

Self-Service Fastticket


Step Free Access

This station has step free access to all platforms.

This station is a category A station according to the Office of Rail and Road station classification system https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955.

Interchange between the platforms is via a subway. Lift access available to the subway from both platforms. Durham has two RNIB 'Maps for All' - one is located on the southbound side inside the portico as you approach the Travel Centre. The second is located on the northbound side to the left of the waiting room entrance doors beside the taxi rank.

Staff can deploy station ramps at all times when trains are operating through this station to help customers who need step-free access board any train at this station. Where in circumstances beyond our control station staff are not available, on train staff can deploy the on board ramp if necessary.

Accessible Ticket Machines

Accessible Booking Office Counter

Available during Travel Centre opening times

Staff Help Available

Opening hours
Monday - Friday
24 Hours a Day
24 Hours a Day
07:00 - 23:59
When arriving for booked or turn-up-and-go assistance, the meeting point is the Ticket Office. Staff are available to provide Passenger Assist at all times that trains are operating for customers who have booked or who travel as turn-up-and-go. Assistance is available both to board/alight trains and also navigating around the station.

Seated Area

Customer Help Points

Waiting Room

This station has heated waiting rooms available. Seating is available at an accessible height in the waiting room and on platforms

Waiting Room Platform 1 opening hours

Monday to Saturday - 04:00 - 22:00

Sunday 08:00 - 22:00

Platform 2 opening hours

Monday to Saturday 05:30 - 20:00

Sunday 09:00 - 20:00


The toilets are located on the Concourse of both platforms. The National key toilets are located on both platforms; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Customer Information Points on both platforms. Toilet opening hours are at all times that the station is open.

Wheelchairs Available

Ramp For Train Access

Induction Loop

Impaired Mobility Set Down

Car Parking

Car Parking

Station Car Park

Spaces - 358
Off-peak: £6.25
Per Hour: £2.00
Per Day: £15.00
Weekly: £60.00
Annual: £1650.00

For a map of how to get to the car park, please click here.


Bus/Travel link

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Taxi Rank

Durham is a large station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. To book a taxi in advance call 0191 371 2727.

Travel centre opening hours

Monday - Friday
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00

Four machines on Southbound platform and two Cash/Card machines on Northbound platform.

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Related FAQs

Does the station have cycle storage?

Take your bike to Durham station to find 50 cycle stands where you can leave your machine under shelter and the watchful eye of CCTV at the north end of Platforms 1 and 2.

Where can I find the rail replacement services at Durham station?

If you need to find a replacement service this page has all the information you need.

Where is the nearest taxi rank?

Durham has a taxi rank right next to the station. If you’d like to find out about the services on offer then go to www.traintaxi.co.uk.

Are bus services available from the station?

Buses arrive and depart regularly from the station to various destinations.

Is there airport connectivity from the station?

To reach Durham Tees Valley Airport, catch 'Arriva' bus route 12 close to the station. See www.arrivabus.co.uk for the times. If you want to go to Newcastle Airport instead then take the Metro service that will carry you there directly: www.nexus.org.uk/metro.