Durham City Park and Ride

Durham City is served by three Park and Ride sites on the key routes into the city. These are situated at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands. A direct bus service runs every 10 minutes to the city centre from each site. The sites offer free parking for users of the Park and Ride bus service and unlimited daily travel into the city centre and back for just £2.00 per person. Park and Ride users can also use the Cathedral Bus for free.

By Foot

Much of the city is accessible within minutes. For example, Stephenson College (number 55 below) to the castle (number 23 below) is about 20 minutes’ walk.

By Bicycle

Bikes can be hired in the city to offer a cost effective way to get around.

By Taxi

Firm nameTelephone numberNotes
JD’s Taxis0191 378 2555School commitments 08:00-09:30 and 15:00-17:30
Stanley Taxis0191 383 2905School commitments 08:00-09:30 and 15:00-17:30
Sherburn Taxis0191 372 3388School commitments 08:00-09:30 and 15:00-17:30
Colors Taxis0191 371 2727School commitments 08:00-09:30 and 15:00-17:30
Paddy’s Taxis0191 386 6662School commitments 08:00-09:30 and 15:00-17:30
Carefree Taxis07540 342450No school commitments- available all day
Polly’s Taxis07910 179 397
07773 227 227
No school commitments- available all day


Calman Learning Centre is located at number 43 on the map
The Oriental Museum is located at number 3 on the map
Durham Castle is located at number 23 on the map
Collingwood College is number 6 on the map
Hatfield College is number 20 on the map