Accommodation and Travel

Accommodation at Collingwood College (Durham University) should be booked through Pauline.

Guests can check in from 2PM on day of arrival, and must check out by 10AM on day of departure (luggage can be stored if required).

Please report to the Reception (0191 334 5000) on arrival.

A porter will be on duty to assist you with check-in if you arrive after 6PM.

If you wish to book alternative rooms, further options can be found here. Popular venues include Radisson Blu Hotel, Marriott Hotel Royal County and Premier Inn.

For those travelling to Durham, the following information may be of use:

By rail

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 14 trains from London. The National Express high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King’s Cross on the main Virgin Trains East Coast Line. First Transpennine Express offers frequent links to Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, while Cross Country links Durham directly with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West.

Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

The number 40b Cathedral bus service runs Monday to Friday during morning and afternoon rush hours, to provide a service to Mountjoy (Science Site). Access to the Hill Colleges is possible using this service by alighting at the New Inn stop and taking a short walk up the hill. This service runs from Durham railway station via the bus station and New Elvet onto Mountjoy (Science Site) and return. There will be other stops along the route and these are listed, along with the full timetable, on the Green Travel website.

The number U1 bus service is accessible from Durham Bus Station – a short walk from the railway station – which also runs along South Road and gives access to Moutjoy (Science Site) and the Hill Colleges. Final destination, Ushaw College.

A taxi will take you from the station to any College within 5 minutes and you can walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.

By road

Durham City centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham – Sunderland road and follow signs to Durham City Centre.

Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.

There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From the City bus station – a short walk from the railway station – a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.

By air

Durham is 30 minutes’ drive from Newcastle Airport and about 40 minutes from Durham Tees Valley. Both have regular domestic and international flights. Durham is linked to Newcastle Airport by rail and metro. Travellers into Durham Tees Valley can take the Arriva 12 bus service that links the airport to Darlington railway station, with regular connections to Durham.

By sea

Scheduled ferry services link the River Tyne to The Netherlands.

All information taken from Greenspace. For further details, including recommended taxi providers, visit their website here.