There are 7 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 33 min

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

$155 - $236

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds to Birmingham
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Cardiff Coach Station

$47 - $68

5 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

$135 - $198

Train, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) X3

$138 - $196

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff 315.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Cardiff  •  3 h 34 min

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

$63 - $279

Fly to Bristol, train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)

$59 - $235

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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station), Leeds, and Birmingham in around 8 h 45 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 and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 30 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 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $90
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
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Cardiff Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales?

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Wales is 329 km. The road distance is 505 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £45 - £200.

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

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 33 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station via Leeds and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales, including transfers.