Durham is about 30 min. by car south of Newcastle upon Tyne. Find the A1 and leave it at exit Durham.
Here is a link to the RAC Route Planner
There are bus connections to Durham or Newcastle from most major cities in England.
The Intercity East-Coast line links Durham with London King's Cross and Edinburgh. Most Intercity trains stop in Durham. Otherwise go to Newcastle Central Station and take a local train to Durham (one-way costs 4.30 GBP) or taxi (about 35 GBP).
Timetable information is available from National Rail Enquiries.
Newcastle Airport has regular flights to and from Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Cologne-Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Hanover, Malaga, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome and Stavanger as well as from London and other UK cities.
Newcastle Airport is situated approximately 8 miles north west of Newcastle City Centre. To get from Newcastle airport to Durham by public transport use the Metro which takes you to Newcastle Central Station for about 2.40 GBP (trains operate every 20 minutes) and then connect with the mainline train to Durham.
A taxi from Newcastle airport to Durham costs about 45 GBP.
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley Airport has regular flights to and from Alicante, Amsterdam, Dublin, Malaga, Paris, Rome and London.
The railway station at Darlington located approximately 7 miles east of Durham Tees Valley Airport is a short bus or taxi ride.
Trains to Durham cost about 3.60 GBP and operate frequently. Timetable information is available from National Rail Enquiries.
Taxis from the airport to Durham are available directly outside the terminal building and cost about 30 GBP.
There are ferry connections from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Bergen, Haugesund, Gothenburg, Kristiansand and Stavanger during summer. The crossing takes about 24hrs. Contact DFDS Seaways and Fjord Line. The ferries arrive at the International Ferry Terminal, Royal Quays, North Shields which is situated approximately 8 miles east of Newcastle City Centre. There is a bus service to Newcastle Central Station costing about 4.0 GBP.