There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Hexham

$35 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Carlisle National Express

$21 - $30

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
  3. Take the bus from Haltwhistle, Railway Station (Station entrance) to Housesteads, Old Repeater Station (Sewing Shields)

$52 - $111

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Iceland (opposite Howard Arms) X95

$38 - $43

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall 97 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Hadrian's Wall is 74 miles. The road distance is 97 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Housesteads, Old Repeater Station (Sewing Shields) via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and Haltwhistle, Railway Station (Station entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall via Newcastle, Hexham, Hexham, Railway Station (Interchange), and Housesteads, Old Repeater Station (Sewing Shields) in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Hadrian's Wall twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Hexham
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $10
Bus operators
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Haltwhistle, Railway Station (Station entrance) to Housesteads, Old Repeater Station (Sewing Shields)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Iceland (opposite Howard Arms)
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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