Advice for rail users affected by RMT action: 27 September until 1 October
The RMT Union has announced further industrial action that would affect CrossCountry services from the start of Friday 27 September until the end of Tuesday 1 October. We remain in discussions with the RMT to seek a resolution and customers are advised to check our website for the latest travel information.
If this action goes ahead then on most days there would be little impact on our services. However, services on Sunday 29 September would be severely restricted. Seat reservations have been suspended and alternative arrangements are being prepared and will be made available here when finalised.
For more information on this, please find our dedicated page here:
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Save yourself money and stress when you travel to Durham Tees Valley Airport by train with CrossCountry.
Durham Tees Valley Airport is an international airport located just east of Darlington in Country Durham. It offers convenient travel for people based in the North East of England.
Durham Tees Valley Airport is (deceptively) best accessed from Darlington Station. From there, it’s a short bus ride to the airport.
Save money getting to Durham Tees Valley Airport by travelling with CrossCountry. Travelling by train is much less stressful than driving, it’s reliable and you won’t have to pay for airport parking.
Traffic can be a nightmare and instead of risking missing your flight or having to leave at the crack of dawn ‘just to be safe’, why not choose to take advantage of our Advance train tickets for great savings and an easy ride? There’s plenty of space on our trains, both for you and your luggage. There are also charging points, so you can charge up any electrical devices before you fly.
Our at-seat service serves hot and cold drinks, as well as light snacks like sandwiches and biscuits. We even sell alcohol, if you fancy a beer to kick start your holiday.
As well as saving you money, time and hassle, if you buy a CrossCountry Advance Ticket to Durham Tees Valley Airport, you can get it sent straight to your phone as an e-Ticket. That way, the only thing you need to travel is your mobile phone.
Located about 7 miles away, Darlington Station is the closest train station to Durham Tees Valley Airport. Once you’ve arrived at Darlington Station, you can get to the airport by bus or taxi. Arriva North East runs the number 12 service from outside the station to the Airport. Alternatively, you can hop in a cab from the station.
Darlington Station is accessible to those with a variety of mobility needs. The whole station has step-free access and there’s a ramp for train access.
For more information about getting to Durham Tees Valley Airport, visit Durham Tees Valley Airport's website.
Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:
Although there’s not much choice when it comes to shops and restaurants at Durham Tees Valley Airport, you will still find some holiday essentials should you need them.
WHSmith is all you need for last-minute essentials. With useful bits like toiletries, travel accessories and city guides, you’ll be able to pick up anything that you forgot to pack.
There’s also food and drink so you can pick up a snack for the flight and don’t forget sweets! Why not grab a newspaper or magazine for some inflight entertainment whilst you’re there?
At Durham Tees Valley Airport, you will find Xpress Café & Bar before and after security, meaning you can grab something to eat or drink whenever you fancy. Both the landside and departure lounge Xpress offer great coffee and a wide range of hot and cold snacks, as well as sweet treats.
There’s also a great selection of draught and bottled beers, wines and spirits.
All food and drink are available to take away, so you can either sit and eat in the café or take something onboard with you.
As well as WHSmith and Xpress Café & Bar, Durham Tees Valley Airport provides additional amenities to help improve your airport experience.
The Premium Lounge gives panoramic views over the airfield and is the perfect place to relax in comfort before your flight. Book a space and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks, newspapers and unlimited superfast WiFi, you won’t want to board the plane!
Durham Tees Valley Airport is mostly accessible by lift and ramp access, but some areas are not. If you’re disabled or have restricted mobility, the dedicated special assistance team can offer extra help if needed.