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There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne John Dobson Street to Edinburgh Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 124 miles. Operated by LNER, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express Service, the Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train service departs from Newcastle and arrives in Edinburgh. Typically 336 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

336 Weekly Trains
1h 25m Average Duration
£16 Cheapest Price
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Newcastle upon Tyne → Edinburgh
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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is to train which costs £16 - £180 and takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle upon Tyne John Dobson Street and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh is 92 miles. The road distance is 106 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £16 - £180.

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The train from Newcastle to Edinburgh takes 1h 25m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne John Dobson Street station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £16 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 92.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 25m

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

LNER operates a train from Newcastle to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £16 - £150 and the journey takes 1h 25m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne John Dobson Street to Edinburgh Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £17 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne John Dobson Street to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is 106 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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