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There are 4 ways to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Newcastle

$75 - $105

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester 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

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne 187.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool Central Loop Line
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Newcastle (NCL) LPL - NCL

$76 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Newcastle via Newton-le-Willows. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Chester and Newcastle upon Tyne is 134 miles. The road distance is 187.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs £55 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne, including transfers.

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

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Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newton-le-Willows station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs £55 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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  • Distance: 134.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Liverpool to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Liverpool to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $90
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Liverpool Central Loop Line
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $17
Bus operators
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 Chester to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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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There is no direct flight from Liverpool Airport to Newcastle Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Chester to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Air France, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Liverpool Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 635+ hotels available in Newcastle upon Tyne. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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