There are 6 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$142 - $214

Cheapest option

Fly to Bristol  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS

$41 - $184

4 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central

$125 - $181

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M35 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens

$44 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff 315.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Cardiff  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Cardiff (CWL) NCL - CWL

$62 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to bus which costs £30 - £55 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to fly which costs £45 - £220 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales station. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Cardiff Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Wales is 206 miles. The road distance is 315.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales without a car is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs £110 - £170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales, including transfers.

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

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs £110 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 9 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £220 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales.
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  • Distance: 205.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff via Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station), Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
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 Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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