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

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Train  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

£16 - £180

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Rideshare  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne 104.3 miles

£7 - £15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express / ...

£10 - £13

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne 106 miles

£16 - £24

Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne is around 1h 28m and covers a distance of around 124 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 21m. Operated by LNER, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express Service, the Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Newcastle. Typically 303 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 28m
Fastest train time:
1h 21m
Train distance:
124 miles
Trains per week:
303
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:40
Last train departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne train schedules

Edinburgh → Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne is to rideshare which costs £7 - £15 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne is to train which costs £16 - £180 and takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Newcastle. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne is 92 miles. The road distance is 106 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne without a car is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £16 - £180.

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The train from Edinburgh to Newcastle takes 1h 25m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £16 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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  • Distance: 92.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle hourly. Tickets cost £16 - £150 and the journey takes 1h 25m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 55m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
TransPennine Express Service
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne is 106 miles. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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There are 268+ hotels available in Newcastle upon Tyne. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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