Durham bus services

Explore this glorious medieval city without having to drive through its steep and narrow streets!

The UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Durham lies on the banks of River Wear. Residents, tourists and its university students can enjoy heritage, Durham attractions such as the ancient Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, riverside walks, the indoor market, high street & independent shops and cafés. Why not end your day with a trip to the theatre?

We offer 15+ routes around Durham so why not explore the city by bus. Take the bus to Adventure Valley, the North East's biggest family adventure park, or head to the historic sights of Bishop Auckland. Let the bus take you to the bright lights of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland or Hartlepool. We also run buses between Durham and nearby villages.

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Latest news

Launch of young people aged 21 or under £1 single and £3* all day tickets

From 16th June 2024, young people aged...
14 Jun 2024
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Darlington Town Centre Road Closure June24

Therefore, services will use temporary...
06 Jun 2024
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Tynemouth Service 306 Revision May 24

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14 May 2024
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Network One Fare Changes June 24

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11 Jun 2024
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Services 63 and 64a June 2024

From Monday 3 June until Saturday 8 June...
23 May 2024
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Kids go free May half term North East 2024

Between 25th May 2024 and 2nd of June...
13 May 2024
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Smart Zone Fare Changes June 24

Please note, no Arriva fares are...
11 Jun 2024
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Darlington Service 10 June 24

Due to a series of road closures on...
23 May 2024
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Road between Richmond and Catterick Garrison May 24

Due to this closure, we will be unable...
08 May 2024
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Durham University Bus Travel

Heading to Durham University? Check out our great value tickets exclusive to staff and students. 

Durham University Bus Travel