Coach Parking

Coach drop off and pick up point

Coach drop off and pick ups are at Framwelgate Waterside in Durham City centre DH1 5TA (near Radisson Blu Durham Hotel). From Framwelgate Waterside visitors can walk up to the city centre, or catch the Durham Cathedral Bus, which operates from the bus stop adjacent to the coach drop off point. 

The coach drop-off/pick-up bay has space for up to four coaches with a 20 min short-stay parking restriction. Footpaths next to the parking area have been enlarged to accommodate the additional footfall anticipated.  

The Cathedral Bus links Durham train station and the coach drop off point with the city centre, market place and Durham Cathedral and Castle. The buses are suitable for wheelchair users and families with buggies. 

Access for coaches

Coaches can access the coach drop-off/pick-up bay by heading north on Framwelgate Waterside and turning right at a new roundabout located where Framwelgate Waterside meets Sidegate and Frankland Lane, before heading south to the bay’s location. Foreign coaches which are left hand drive can access the drop off point prior to turning right at the roundabout to allow passengers to alight onto the footpath rather than the carriageway.

Upon departure there is space for a greater number of coaches to wait simultaneously and passengers who arrive earlier than their coach will have the option of waiting for their coach in the nearby facilities at Riverwalk, or simply take in the view whilst sitting on one of the benches located on Framwellgate Waterside.

Durham City coach parking 

Once passengers have alighted, coach parking is available at Belmont Park and Ride DH1 1SR on the outskirts of the city, where there are spaces for 30 coaches.

This coach park is situated on the A690, approximately 300m east of Junction 62 of the A1 (8 minutes from Durham City Centre).

Parking is free and coach drivers can access facilities to clean their vehicles both inside and out, empty chemical toilets, on site washroom and toilets. The petrol station, which has a Costa facility, is approximately 100m east of the coach park (on the A690). 

Coach drivers and tour guides have free travel in and out of Durham City Centre from this coach park on our Durham City Park and Ride service, available from 7am until 7pm, Monday to Sunday.