Durham is a relatively compact city, and it is not necessary to drive. Parking can be hard to find, and heavy traffic can overwhelm the narrow streets. Walking is the easiest way to navigate the city centre, and taxis are available, as well as an efficient public bus network.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
The electrical current in the UK is 240 volts, 50Hz. Flat, three-pin plugs are standard.
The currency is the British Pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in almost all towns and Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.
The international country dialling code for the UK is +44. Mobile phone coverage is extensive and free wifi is widely available in pubs and coffee shops.
Arriva Bus 12 operates from the airport to Darlington, from there passengers can catch trains to Durham, Newcastle, and York.
Avis, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz operate car hire facilities at the airport.
Taxis are located directly outside the terminal building.
Airport facilities include ATMs, baby-changing stations, first aid facilities, as well as shopping and dining facilities.
Short-stay parking is free for three hours, £5 for up to eight hours, £12 for up to 10 hours, £20 for twelve hours, and £23 for 24 hours. Long-term parking is available, however it is advisable to pre-book via the airport website.
Wifi is free for the first 30 minutes and thereafter is charged at £3 for one hour, £5 for three hours, or £9 for 24 hours.