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Durham Cathedral Bus

The Cathedral Bus service links Durham train station and the coach park with the city centre, market place and Durham Cathedral and Castle. Some peak time journeys also travel to Durham University Science Park.

The buses are suitable for wheelchair users and families with children's buggies.


  • Tickets cost £1 (50p for children 13 years and under) and are valid all day.
  • Journeys to or from the university will cost £1 (£1.50 return).
  • Bus passes are valid for free travel after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday.
  • Durham Park and Ride or Explorer North East ticket holders can travel for free.

When does the Cathedral Bus run?

Temporary service - Monday to Friday (July to September 2017)

During works at Owengate, a shuttle service is replacing the Cathedral Bus between Claypath and The College at the back of the cathedral, which includes picks up and drops off in the market place, Saddler Street and Palace Green.

The Cathedral Bus is running during this time between the rail station, coach park and Claypath - with a revised timetable.

Download our Temporary Cathedral Bus and shuttle service timetable (PDF, 41kb).

This shuttle bus is not suitable for wheel chairs, but if you are a wheelchair user, we can put taxi arrangements in place - call our Travel Response Centre on 03000 269 999. We are open from Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm).

A normal Cathedral Bus timetable is in place on Saturdays throughout - see below or download our Durham Cathedral Bus timetable (PDF, 5Mb).

Train station - Cathedral

Outward journey

Saturdays at 10, 30 and 50 minutes past each hour between 9.50am and 5.10pm.

There are additional Saturday journeys at 9.10am and 9.30am.

Return journey

On the hour, 20 and 40 minutes past each hour between 10.00am and 5.20pm, with additional Saturday journeys at 9.20am and 9.40am.

Coach park - Cathedral

Outward journey

Saturdays at 10 and 45 minutes past each hour between 10.10am and 3.45pm.

Return journey

3 and 30 minutes past each hour between 10.03am and 4.03pm.