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

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$55 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) 685
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$20 - $32

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Preston

$62 - $112

Bus, line 68 bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility B66
  2. Take the line 68 bus from Promenade, Sands (Blackpool Tower) to Preston City Centre, Walker Street (Friargate/Walker St) 68

$47

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston 125.8 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston is to bus which costs £15 - £25 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne station to Preston. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) and arriving at Preston, Lancashire via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Preston via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Preston is 95 miles. The road distance is 125.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £40 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston, including transfers.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station).

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston.
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  • Distance: 95 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston via Carlisle in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and Carlisle in around 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Blackpool, National Express Coach Facility
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Promenade, Sands (Blackpool Tower) to Preston City Centre, Walker Street (Friargate/Walker St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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