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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

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.


Due to Covid-19, our cathedral bus is currently running a reduced service. Please note that the 40 is not currently stopping at North Road or MiIlburngate.

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


  • 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 the Cathedral Bus runs

  • It does not run on Sundays, public holidays or on the Saturday of the Durham Miners' Gala in July. 
  • A Saturday timetable applies on weekdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • A special timetable may apply on weekends when there is a festival or other major event taking place.

Train station to Cathedral (40 bus) - Monday to Saturday

  • Outward journey: at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour between 9.50am and 3.50pm.
  • Return journey: at five and 35 minutes past each hour between 10.05am and 3.35pm.

Coach park to Cathedral (40A bus) - Monday to Saturday

  • This service is not currently running.

Train station to University Science Park (40B bus) - Monday to Friday

  • Outward journey: Monday to Friday at 8.05am, 8.30am, 9.05am, 9.30am, 4.40pm, 5.15pm and 5.44pm.
  • Return journey: Monday to Friday at 8.16am, 8.42am, 9.16am, 4.28pm, 5.03pm and 5.33pm.
Contact us
Passenger Transport
03000 268 667
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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