Virgin East Coast, TransPennine Express and Cross Country Rail provide frequent direct trains from Newcastle to Durham, with journey times of between 11 and 18 minutes. On weekdays, there are 65 trains, with the earliest departure from Newcastle in the early hours of the morning and runs roughly every 20 minutes until the final departure in the evening. On Saturdays, the final departure is earlier and on Sundays there are 51 trains from Newcastle to Durham.
An average meal in a restaurant in Durham costs 39.7% more than in Newcastle.
Prices in Durham are on average 6.1% higher than in Newcastle.
Public transport in Durham costs around 23.8% more than in Newcastle.
A night in a hotel in Durham is about 63.3% more expensive than in Newcastle.
Newcastle Central station is located in the centre of the city, adjacent to Neville Street. The station has its own stop on the Tyne and Wear Metro for connections to the airport and around the Tyneside region. Bus stops on Neville Street offer routes across the city, including some night services, and there is a taxi rank directly in front of the station.
Durham is a picturesque and historic city with a skyline dominated by its castle and 11th-century Cathedral, notable for housing 3 copies of the Magna Carta. The atmospheric World Heritage Site of the old town is contained within a loop of the river Wear, with scenic walks along its banks and rowing boats for hire. Durham station is located high above the city to the east, a 15-minute walk from the centre via pedestrian walkways and stairs. The daytime shuttle bus service connects the station with the Market Square and Cathedral, although it does not operate on Sundays. There is a taxi rank outside the station and a taxi booking office on platform 2.
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