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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train via Edinburgh  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle

£38 - £339

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X77
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express

£18 - £109

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Newcastle

£37 - £195

Bus, night bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Buchanan Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Glasgow to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Ukn10

£19 - £25

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street 159.2 miles

£24 - £40

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street by train and walk

The journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Chester-le-Street is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 217 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Caledonian Sleeper, LNER and others, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street service departs from Prestwick Intl Airport and arrives in Chester-le-Street. Typically 67 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 28m
Fastest journey time:
3h 20m
Journey distance:
217 miles
Services per week:
67
Cheapest price:
£38
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:21
Last service departs at:
23:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street train and walk schedules

Departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Chester-le-Street
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street is to bus and night bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Chester-le-Street, Front Street via Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Newgate Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Intl Airport and arriving at Chester-le-Street via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Chester-le-Street is 129 miles. The road distance is 159.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street without a car is to train via Edinburgh which takes 4h 52m and costs £35 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street, including transfers.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Prestwick Airport station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Prestwick Intl Airport station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street is to train via Edinburgh which takes 4h 52m and costs £35 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £110 and takes 7h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street.
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  • Distance: 128.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Chester-le-Street, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street via Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, and Newcastle in around 4h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard, and Newcastle in around 7h 15m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Kilmarnock to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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 Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
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
Night bus from Glasgow to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street is 159 miles. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Chester-le-Street.

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