Travelling to Durham

The city of Durham and Durham University are easily accessible for conference attendees. Below are the best ways to come to TRAC 2017.

By Train

Travel to Durham is easiest by rail. The city is linked to most major centres in the UK, with a high speed service taking under 3 hours from London King’s Cross on the main East Coast Line. Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2.5 hours from Manchester, 1.5 hours from Edinburgh, and 45 minutes from York.

A taxi from the Durham train station can take you to any College and the Science Site (location of the TRAC 2017 conference at the Calman Learning Centre and Dawson Building) in about 5 minutes. The science site is an approximately 20 minute walk from the train station.

By Air

Durham is a 30 minute drive from Newcastle Airport and about 40 minutes from Durham Tees Valley. Both have regular international and domestic flights. For those travelling to Newcastle Airport, you can reach Durham using metro and rail and for those travelling to Durham Tees Valley you can transfer via Arriva bus services to Darlington railway station and onwards to Durham.

By Road

Durham is easily accessible to the A1(M) from Junction 62 on the A690 Durham-Sunderland road and follow signs to the Durham City Centre. The university colleges and the science site are signposted from the city centre.

Durham is well served by regional express services and from the local bus network. The city bus station close to the rail station and a bus service runs from the station past the colleges and Science Site along South Road.

For more information see the detailed travel page on the Durham University webpage.

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