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There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station to Whitley Bay Yel

$27 - $97

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Bus, line 57 bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Morpeth National Express
  2. Take the line 57 bus from Red Lion, Glebe Road to Whitley Bay, Park Avenue - Whitley Road 57

$17 - $24

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Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay 123.4 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay is to bus and line 57 bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay is to train which costs £20 - £75 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitley Bay, Park Avenue - Whitley Road via Morpeth, Bus Station and Red Lion, Glebe Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitley Bay via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Whitley Bay is 94 miles. The road distance is 123.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £20 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Whitley Bay bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Whitley Bay train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £20 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus and line 57 bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay.
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  • Distance: 93.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Whitley Bay, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay via Newcastle and Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay via Morpeth, Bus Station and Red Lion, Glebe Road in around 3 h 48 min.

Train operators
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 Morpeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Red Lion, Glebe Road to Whitley Bay, Park Avenue - Whitley Road
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Whitley Bay bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Whitley Bay, Park Avenue - Whitley Road station.

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Edinburgh to Whitley Bay train services, operated by Nexus Metro, arrive at Whitley Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Whitley Bay is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay.

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There are 536+ hotels available in Whitley Bay. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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