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There are 5 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$25 - $95

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Rideshare  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh 104.9 miles

$9 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Edinburgh National Express / ...

$12 - $35

Night train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$25 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh 106.7 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is to rideshare which costs £7 - £15 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is to train which costs £19 - £75 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh is 92 miles. The road distance is 106.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £19 - £75.

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The train from Newcastle to Edinburgh takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard 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 1 h 25 min and costs £19 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £25 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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

LNER operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. CrossCountry also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Bus operators
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
2 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh 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 107 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min 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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