There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston by train, bus 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  •  3 h 1 min

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

$55 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 44 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

$22 - $36

2 alternative options

Bus, line 68 bus  •  6 h 13 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 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston 125.8 miles

$27 - $40

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 3 h 1 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 44 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
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 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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
$10 - $16
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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
$20
Schedules at
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
$43
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston?

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Preston is 152 km. The road distance is 201 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston?

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston is to bus which costs £15 - £26 and takes 5 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston?

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston is to drive which takes 2 h 20 min and costs £19 - £28.

Is there a direct train between Newcastle upon Tyne and Preston?

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 3 h 1 min.

Is there a direct bus between Newcastle upon Tyne and Preston?

No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne 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 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston?

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Preston, including transfers.