Travel Info

Find out how to reach the Durham Fringe Festival by rail, public transport or car.

Durham City Park & Ride

Secure CCTV-controlled sites at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands. Park & Ride users park free and travel into the city centre for £2.20.

  • Belmont DH1 1SR. Route: Belmont – City Centre – Sniperley

  • Sniperley DH1 5RA. Route: Sniperley – City Centre – Belmont

  • Howlands DH1 3TQ. Route: Howlands – City Centre – Howlands

Simply turn up and park your car for free, then buy your ticket at one of the easy-to-use payment machines with coins, notes or a card by following the onscreen instructions.

For more information including operational hours, please visit:

Durham Cathedral Bus

The Cathedral Bus is a dedicated service covering three routes linking the rail station, principal city centre bus stops, coach drop off point and the Market Place with the Durham Cathedral and Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buses run Monday to Saturday.


Travelling to Durham by train is easy, as a number of train operators such as LNER, one of the Festival’s sponsors, offer regular and direct routes from across the UK including London and Edinburgh.

Visitors arriving into Durham by train are in for a treat, as you can enjoy what’s been described by many people as ‘the best train seat view in the world’. When you pull into Durham railway station you’ll be able to admire the breathtaking view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Durham Cathedral and Castle.

Here at Durham Fringe Festival, we’re doing everything possible to make our festival as environmentally responsible as possible. For those who can, we recommend travelling by train, and other methods of public and active transport.

Our colleagues at LNER have been working hard to reduce waste and carbon emissions, to ensure customers can enjoy themselves, safe in the knowledge that train travel has had as little impact on the environment as possible.


Public Transport

Once you arrive in Durham you’ll find a good network of regular public transport services. For further details of routes and times of services visit the Interactive Transport Map at A printed copy of the transport mapcan be obtained by calling 03000 268 667 or emailing [email protected]

Arriva and Go North East are the main bus service providers for the area, visit: or

The Explorer North East Ticket is the only region-wide integrated public transport ticket, providing great value travel. For more information visit:


For more information about the Cathedral Bus and public transport services across Durham and surrounding areas, contact Traveline direct by calling 0871 200 2233, or visit: