Getting to Durham and to Grey College
The 11th European
Conference on Facial Expression
The conference will take place at Grey College is number 8 on this map of the University campus in Durham and Durham town centre. The railway station is about 20 minutes away by foot or 10 by taxi. Taxis are available at the railway station. Grey College's position on streetmap.co.uk and multimap.co.uk .
Getting to Durham
Details below describe how to get to Durham by road, rail, air and sea.
Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. Durham city centre is 2 miles from the A1, a major north-south trunk road.
There are several daily express coach services from the major cities in the UK. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network.
Details of national and local bus companies serving Durham can be found on the Traveline (public transport) journey planner .
Travel directions from the A1
- Take the exit at Junction 62, signposted for Durham (A690).
- On the exit road, turn left and follow the sign marked Durham City and Consett (this is a dual carriageway).
- After three miles at the first roundabout take the second (minor) exit. This driveway leads down to the College of St Hild/Bede.
60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily - including 14 trains from London.
Durham station lies on the UK East Coast main line, one stop south of Newcastle. The high speed GNER service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross. Durham is just over 3 hours by train from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and just 45 minutes from York.
Details of GNER timetables can be found here. The GNER route map is reproduced to the left.
Local rail services are operated by Arriva trains. Their website also offers a route-planning map.
The timetable service offered by Railtrack's route-planner covers trains from all UK operators. Enter Durham as your destination station.
Durham does not have its own airport, but it is worth looking for cheap flights from the many operators which fly to the two nearest airports, both approximately 30 minutes drive away.
Newcastle International Airport - location map. Durham can also be reached from Newcastle airport by taking the metro into Newcastle and then the train to Durham (see the North of England Journey Planner journey times).
Airlines flying direct to Newcastle (NCL) include Ryanair (Dublin & Milan Bergamo), Easyjet (Alicante, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin Schoenefld, Bristol, Budapest, Geneva, London Stansted, Nice, Paris CDG, Prague & Rome Ciampino), hlx.com (hanover, Cologne CGN, Munich), Air France (Paris CDG), British Airways (Geneva, London Gatwick and Heathrow), Eastern Airways (Aberdeen, Birmingham, Southampton), KLM (Amsterdam), Lufthansa (Dusseldorf), Scandinavian (Copenhagen), SN Brussels (Brussles), Wideroe (Stavanger).
Teesside International Airport - location map
Scheduled ferry services link the River Tyne to ports in Scandinavia, The Netherlands and Germany.Port of Tyne International Ferry TerminalDFDS Seaways
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