Getting here and parking

Due to the narrow, medieval streets, there is no car park at Durham Cathedral. Find out how to get here by public transport, where to park, disabled parking and how to get around Durham.

Cathedral during Autumn

Parking and getting around in Durham

Durham Cathedral Bus

The Cathedral Bus connects the Cathedral and Castle to the train station and coach drop-off point at Freeman's Place. It runs throughout the day, Monday to Saturday.

The buses are suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Park and ride holders travel free. Check fares and timetable information for the Cathedral Bus.

Durham City car parks

Durham's narrow, medieval streets mean there is no parking at the Cathedral itself, but there are several car parks a short walk away. Find locations and tariffs on Durham County Council's Durham City car parks page.

Park and Ride scheme

Park your car and take a bus into the city centre. These car parks are open all year round from 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, excluding Bank Holidays:

Belmont Park and Ride - DH1 1SR
Sniperley Park and Ride - DH1 5RA
Howlands Farm Park and Ride - DH1 3TQ

More information about Park and Ride is on Durham County Council's website.

Disabled and blue badge parking

There is limited parking on Palace Green, in front of the cathedral, for people with limited mobility. To enquire about disabled parking, contact the Palace Green security office by phone on 0191 334 2222.

Durham City centre congestion charge

There is a congestion charge if you drive onto the Durham City peninsula between 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Evening travel

The Cathedral Bus does not run in the evening, but taxis can pick up and drop off outside the Cathedral. This Is Durham have created a list of County Durham taxi operators.

Coach parking

Find information about coach drop-offs and parking on Durham City Council’s coach parking page.