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

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$25 - $95

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Rideshare  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne 105 miles

$9 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

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

$12 - $16

Night train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

$25 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne 106.8 miles

$22 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Newcastle. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne is 92 miles. The road distance is 106.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs .

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The train from Edinburgh to Newcastle takes 1 h 27 min 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 CrossCountry, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 35 min.

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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 CrossCountry, arrive at Newcastle station.

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  • Distance: 92.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 27 min. LNER also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne is 107 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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There are 622+ hotels available in Newcastle upon Tyne. Prices start at $52 USD 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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