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There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Alnwick National Express

£6 - £8

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Alnmouth

£11 - £150

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle 88.3 miles

£13 - £20

Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle by bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Alnwick Castle is around 2h and covers a distance of around 87 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h. Services are operated by National Express. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h
Fastest journey time:
2h
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:45
Last service departs at:
10:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle bus and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Alnwick Castle
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Alnwick. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Alnwick Castle is 69 miles. The road distance is 88.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle without a car is to bus which takes 2h 6m and costs £6 - £8.

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The bus from Edinburgh to Alnwick takes 2h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle is to bus which takes 2h 6m and costs £6 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £150 and takes 2h 14m.

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Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Alnwick station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle.

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  • Distance: 69.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Alnwick Castle, England?

National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Alnwick once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Alnmouth every 4 hours. Tickets cost £45 - £150 and the journey takes 58 min. LNER also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Alnmouth
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £120
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
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 Edinburgh to Alnwick
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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