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

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Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria

$55 - $85

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Rideshare  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester 144.6 miles

$11 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express / ...

$24 - $40

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester 142.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester is to rideshare which costs £9 - £17 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester is to train which costs £45 - £65 and takes 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Manchester Victoria. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester is 107 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £45 - £65.

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The train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 3h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 106.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester 4 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
Megabus UK
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Victoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester.

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

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