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There are 13 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Paris Est  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$263 - $414

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Train to Edinburgh, fly to Basel, train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Basel (BSL) EDI - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$98 - $341

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Train  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$266 - $442

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M12
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern

$132 - $270

Bus, train  •  29h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern 27 / ...

$178 - $274

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  14h 39m

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  6. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lucerne

$448 - $569

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 7m

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lucerne

$209 - $303

Fly Newcastle to Zurich, train  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Zurich (ZRH) NCL - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$122 - $189

Fly Newcastle to Basel, train  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Basel (BSL) NCL - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$117 - $224

Train to Manchester, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Zurich (ZRH) MAN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$173 - $373

Fly Newcastle to Geneva, train  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Geneva (GVA) NCL - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern

$139 - $374

Train to Manchester, fly to Basel, train  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Basel (BSL) MAN - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

$133 - $368

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Zurich (ZRH) BHX - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern

$205 - $486

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs £90 - £150 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne is to fly and train which costs £90 - £150 and takes 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street and arriving at Luzern via London Victoria, Lille and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Luzern via London St. Pancras International, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 19m.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Lucerne is 700 miles.

The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 11h 19m and costs £200 - £320.

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It takes approximately 11h 19m to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne, including transfers.

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

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

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 699.5 miles
  • Duration: 11h 19m

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

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 11h 19m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Newcastle to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Newcastle to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Manchester to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Flights from Newcastle to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Newcastle to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Newcastle to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Flights from Newcastle to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Newcastle to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newcastle to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $120
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Basel
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Luzern
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Lucerne is 1h ahead of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is currently 2:58 AM in Newcastle upon Tyne and 3:58 AM in Lucerne.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Lucerne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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BMI Regional, Swiss, Eurowings and five other airlines offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 377+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Newcastle Airport is to train which takes 25m and costs £2 - £4.

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