There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort 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 CrossCountry  •  4 h 9 min

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

$37 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Carlisle National Express

$22 - $32

3 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle

$54 - $117

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  6 h 51 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

$39 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort 99.6 miles

$21 - $35

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Housesteads Roman Fort, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort via Newcastle, Hexham, Hexham, Railway Station (Interchange), and Housesteads, Visitor Centre (Car park) in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $21 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 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Hexham
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
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
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
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 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Iceland (opposite Howard Arms)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort?

The distance between Edinburgh and Housesteads Roman Fort is 118 km. The road distance is 159 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort is to drive which takes 2 h 6 min and costs £15 - £23.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Housesteads Roman Fort?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Housesteads, Visitor Centre (Car park) via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and Haltwhistle, Railway Station (Station entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort?

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Edinburgh to Housesteads Roman Fort, including transfers.