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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$59 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) B66

$41

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne 138.6 miles

$29 - $45

What companies run services between Blackpool, England and Newcastle upon Tyne, England?

You can take a train from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne via Preston and Carlisle in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd operates a bus from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne once daily. Tickets cost $41 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $24
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station)
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Blackpool and Newcastle upon Tyne is 159 km. The road distance is 222 km.

The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne is to drive which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £22 - £35.

No, there is no direct train from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Blackpool North and arriving at Newcastle via Preston and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility and arriving at Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station). Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Blackpool to Newcastle upon Tyne, including transfers.