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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.

Benefits of taking the train to Durham Tees Valley International Airport

  • Saves you paying for airport parking
  • No need to stress about traffic
  • Saves you paying for a taxi
  • Eco-friendly compared to a car

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.

Getting to Durham Tees Valley Airport by train

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.

Station Accessibility

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.

More questions?

For more information about getting to Durham Tees Valley Airport, visit Durham Tees Valley Airport's website.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:

  • Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean to your journey.
  • Avoid the ticket office queue by purchasing your ticket on our website, on our mobile site via your smartphone, and immediately get them sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
  • Download the CrossCountry Train Tickets app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
  • Darlington hotels – If you have an early or late flight and want to stay in Darlington for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.

Once you have arrived in Durham Tees Valley Airport

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.

Shopping in Durham Tees Valley Airport

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?

Restaurants in Durham Tees Valley Airport

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.

Amenities in Durham Tees Valley Airport

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.

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