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

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Fly to Cardiff  •  3 h 9 min

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

$59 - $274

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Bus National Express  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Cardiff University National Express

$31 - $41

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Fly to Bristol, train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$60 - $236

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

$144 - $216

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 37 min

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

$125 - $202

Bus Megabus UK  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Birmingham, Navigation Street M33
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Cathays Park, University M35

$54 - $94

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff 315.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is to fly which costs £45 - £210 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard and arriving at Cardiff University via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 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 3 h 9 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales, including transfers.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard 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 fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs £45 - £210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £110 - £170 and takes 5 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 9 h 45 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: 3 h 9 min

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

Flybe and KLM fly from Newcastle upon Tyne to Barry twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cardiff via Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 42 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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 Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
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
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $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
Every 2 hours
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
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Cathays Park, University
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff University station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales is 315 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Wales.

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KLM and Flybe offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Newcastle Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £4.

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