There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay 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  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) Yel

$29 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle Upon Tyne National Express

$18 - $24

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay 123.4 miles

$26 - $40

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 (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) in around 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Nexus Metro
Phone
0191 203 3199
Email
contactmetro@nexus.org.uk
Website
nexus.org.uk
Train from Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro) to Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
nexus.org.uk
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay?

The distance between Edinburgh and Whitley Bay is 150 km. The road distance is 197 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 3 h 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay is to train which takes 1 h 58 min and costs £20 - £75.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Whitley Bay?

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitley Bay (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Whitley Road) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Central Station Metro). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Whitley Bay?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitley Bay, Whitley Road-York Road (Outside Roxbrogh House) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Rd-Discovery Msm (Outside Blandford House Science Museum) and Newcastle upon Tyne, Haymarket St Mary's Place (Outside St Thomas The Martyr's Church). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay?

It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Whitley Bay, including transfers.