There are 8 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Cambridge

$69 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M35 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

$52 - $68

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Ely
  3. Take the bus from Ely Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station 12

$129 - $186

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge 231.3 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Newcastle to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$97 - $326

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN

$60 - $260

Fly Newcastle to Southampton, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southampton (SOU) NCL - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$106 - $286

Fly Newcastle to Bristol, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$129 - $343

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Cambridge is 206 miles. The road distance is 231.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street and arriving at Cambridge, Castle Street via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Cambridge via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge via Peterborough in around 3 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station), Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, and St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) in around 8 h 36 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Newcastle to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Ely
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ely Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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