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There are 3 ways to get from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Newcastleton, Douglas Square

2 alternative options

Bus, line 79 bus, line 127 bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, DG One C to Annan, Stance 2 79 / ...
  3. Take the line 79 bus from Annan, Stance 2 to Kingstown North, Asda 79
  4. Take the line 127 bus from Kingstown North, Asda to Newcastleton, Douglas Square 127

Drive  •  1h 10m

  1. Drive from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton 59.2 miles

£9 - £13

Castle Douglas to Newcastleton by bus and train

The journey time between Castle Douglas and Newcastleton is around 4h 35m and covers a distance of around 76 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 46m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, McCalls Coaches, DGC Buses and others, the Castle Douglas to Newcastleton service departs from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool and arrives in Newcastleton, Douglas Square. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 35m
Fastest journey time:
2h 46m
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:06
Last service departs at:
21:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Castle Douglas to Newcastleton bus and train schedules

Castle Douglas → Newcastleton
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Newcastleton is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton. However, there are services departing from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool and arriving at Newcastleton, Douglas Square via Dumfries, DG One C, Annan, Stance 2 and Kingstown North, Asda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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It is 48 miles from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton. It is approximately 59.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton, including transfers.

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Castle Douglas to Newcastleton bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool station.

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Castle Douglas to Newcastleton bus services, operated by Telfords Coaches, arrive at Newcastleton, Douglas Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castle Douglas to Newcastleton is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Newcastleton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton.
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  • Distance: 47.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Castle Douglas, Scotland and Newcastleton, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Castle Douglas to Newcastleton via Dumfries, Railway Station, Dumfries, DG One C, Annan, Stance 2, and Kingstown North, Asda in around 5h 4m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
McCalls Coaches
Bus from Dumfries, DG One C to Annan, Stance 3
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
McCalls Coaches
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
DGC Buses
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Castle Douglas, Swimming Pool to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Houstons MinicoachesHoustons Minicoaches
Telfords Coaches
Phone
+44(0) 13873 75677
Email
alistair@telfordscoaches.com
Website
telfordscoaches.com
Bus from Carlisle, The Prince and Bear to Newcastleton, Douglas Square
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Telfords Coaches
Bus from Kingstown North, Asda to Newcastleton, Douglas Square
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Telfords Coaches
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, DG One C to Annan, Stance 2
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 to Kingstown North, Asda
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West

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