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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.

Fares

  • Tickets cost £1.00 (50p for children 13 years and under) and are valid all day.
  • Journeys to or from the university will cost £1.00 (£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?

The Cathedral Bus operates Monday to Saturday. It does not run on Sundays, public holidays or on the Saturday of the Durham Miners' Gala in July.

On weekdays between Christmas and New Year a Saturday timetable will apply. A special timetable may apply on weekends when there is a festival or other major event taking place.

Lumiere

From 12.50pm each day (on Thursday 16, Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November) the normal timetables for 40 and 40A will change, and the buses will not stop in the Market Place or at the Cathedral.

During this time, the service will run every 20 minutes from the train station, from 12.50pm until 4.35pm, then 5.00pm and 5.10pm (last departure) and the stops are:

  • Train station
  • Leazes Road Underpass
  • Leazes Road (Milburngate Bridge)
  • North Road
  • Train station

Train station to Cathedral (40 bus)

Outward journey

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

There is also a service at 8.30am Monday to Friday and 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.

Lumiere - last bus to Cathedral at 12.30pm and from Cathedral at 12.40pm.

Coach park to Cathedral (40A bus)

Outward journey

Monday to Saturday 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.

Lumiere - last bus to Cathedral at 12.45pm and from Cathedral at 12.30pm.

Train station to University

Outward journey

Monday to Friday at 08.05am, 08.30am, 9.05am, 9.30am, 4.40pm, 5.15pm and 5.44pm.

Return journey

Monday to Friday at 08.16am, 08.42am, 09.16am, 4.28pm, 5.03pm and 5.33pm.

This service does not change during Lumiere.

Contact us
Sustainable Transport
03000 268 667
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
0191 389 8182
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