There are 5 ways to get from Dumfries to Newcastle upon Tyne by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h

$28 - $35

Cheapest option

Line 79 bus, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. 79
  2. 685

$14 - $30

3 alternative options

Train Northern Rail  •  2 h 58 min

$29 - $49

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. National Express
  2. 685

$15 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. 89.5 miles

$19 - $28

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

ScotRail operates a train from Dumfries to Newcastle upon Tyne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dumfries to Newcastle upon Tyne via Carlisle and Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) in around 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Outside St James Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Outside St James Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Outside St James Metro Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dumfries and Newcastle upon Tyne is 128 km. The road distance is 143 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Newcastle upon Tyne is to line 79 bus and bus which costs £10 - £23 and takes 4 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Newcastle upon Tyne is to drive which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £14 - £21.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dumfries and arriving at Newcastle. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Scotland and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Outside St James Metro Station) via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

The train from Dumfries to Newcastle takes 2 h including transfers and departs three times a day.