There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

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

$34 - $50

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Bus Arriva Northumbria  •  4 h 54 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, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Whitehaven, Duke Street (nos 39 to 40) 600

$25 - $33

2 alternative options

Bus Wright Bros Coaches  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888
  2. Take the bus from Keswick to Whitehaven National Express

$33 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven 98.3 miles

$21 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne station to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) and arriving at Whitehaven, Duke Street (nos 39 to 40) via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Whitehaven via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitehaven is 84 miles. The road distance is 98.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven, including transfers.

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

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 54 min.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Whitehaven, Duke Street (nos 39 to 40) station.

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Whitehaven station.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven.
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  • Distance: 84.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven via Carlisle in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) in around 4 h 54 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 - $15
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
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Whitehaven, Duke Street (nos 39 to 40)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
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 Keswick to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Whitehaven.

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