There are 5 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, rideshare 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  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$25 - $95

Cheapest option

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 to Edinburgh National Express / ...

$12 - $35

Night train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$26 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh 106.7 miles

$22 - $35

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Virgin Trains East Coast also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $17 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
$26 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$26 - $40
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 (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh is 148 km. The road distance is 171 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £19 - £75.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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

The train from Newcastle to Edinburgh takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.