There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries 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  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Dumfries

$29 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) 685
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Reay's Travel office (opposite Pizza Express) to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) 79

$17 - $34

2 alternative options

Train Northern Rail  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$31 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries 91.7 miles

$19 - $29

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

ScotRail operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Northern Rail also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station), Carlisle, Reay's Travel office (opposite Pizza Express), and Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) in around 4 h 49 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Reay's Travel office (opposite Pizza Express) to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Reay's Travel office (opposite Pizza Express) to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries?

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Dumfries is 128 km. The road distance is 147 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries?

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries?

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries is to drive which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £14 - £21.

Is there a direct train between Newcastle upon Tyne and Dumfries?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Dumfries. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

Is there a direct bus between Newcastle upon Tyne and Dumfries?

No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) and arriving at Dumfries, Loreburne Centre 2 (Shopping Centre) via Carlisle, Reay's Travel office (opposite Pizza Express) and Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

How long does it take to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dumfries?

The train from Newcastle to Dumfries takes 2 h 38 min including transfers and departs twice daily.