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There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cardiff to Newcastle  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL

$59 - $275

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Bus National Express  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express

$31 - $40

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Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL

$64 - $237

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$77 - $281

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle

$142 - $225

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle

$128 - $199

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange M33
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street M20 / ...

$51 - $87

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne 319.3 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne is to fly which costs £45 - £220 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Kingsway and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street via Meadowhall Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Newcastle via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Newcastle upon Tyne is 251 miles. The road distance is 319.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs £100 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £45 - £220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £100 - £180 and takes 5 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £70 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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  • Distance: 251.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

Flybe and Aer Lingus fly from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne via Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 42 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff University to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard station.

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Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne is 319 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 649+ hotels available in Newcastle upon Tyne. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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