Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixBus
13:503h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£111One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
07:503h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£121One-way
0 changes
Megabus
12:004h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
16:15Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£131One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
11:503h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:40Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£141One-way
0 changes
National Express
23:594h06
Manchester, Coach Station
04:05Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableManchester to Newcastle upon Tyne

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
National Express
07:404h15
Manchester, Coach Station
11:55Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
07:503h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
National Express
08:255h30
Manchester, Coach Station
13:55Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
09:554h35
Manchester, Coach Station
14:30Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
11:155h00
Manchester, Airport
16:15Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
National Express
11:453h50
Manchester, Coach Station
15:35Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
11:503h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:40Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
Megabus
12:004h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
16:15Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
National Express
12:404h50
Manchester, Coach Station
17:30Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
1 change
FlixBus
13:503h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
National Express
13:555h05
Manchester, Coach Station
19:00Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
14:355h00
Manchester, Airport
19:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
Megabus
15:204h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
National Express
15:303h55
Manchester, Coach Station
19:25Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
15:505h25
Manchester, Coach Station
21:15Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
1 change
National Express
18:105h00
Manchester, Coach Station
23:10Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
18:554h55
Manchester, Airport
23:50Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
Megabus
19:404h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
23:50Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
0 changes
National Express
20:003h30
Manchester, Coach Station
23:30Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
23:594h06
Manchester, Coach Station
04:05Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
0 changes

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Bus times from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 30 m

Average

4 h 26 m

Buses per day

20

Distance

171 km

Of the 20 buses that leave Manchester for Newcastle upon Tyne every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
National Express
20:003h30
Manchester, Coach Station
23:30Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
£161One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
13:503h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£111One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
07:503h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:35Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£121One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
11:503h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:40Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street
£141One-way
0 changes
National Express
11:453h50
Manchester, Coach Station
15:35Newcastle upon Tyne, Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne

distanceDistance105 miles
durationAverage coach duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency12 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 12 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne cover the 105 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 25 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 12 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £2, but the average price of coach tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne

Megabus, National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you between Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne from £2. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

National Express from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne coach information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: £12
  • National Express frequency: 3 a day

Manchester Newcastle coach

When catching https://www.omio.co.uk/coaches/manchester/newcastle> Coaches Manchester to Newcastle, you will find a pleasant, well-serviced journey with trips scheduled every day. There are usually between 9 and 12 journeys per day which average between 3h 45min and 4h 28min in duration, depending on which provider you book with and what time of day. The Manchester to Newcastle coach covers the 105 miles (171km), serviced by 2 primary coach companies, namely National Express and Megabus. Coaches leave from Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Airport and Manchester Shudehill Interchange and arrive at Newcastle Coach Station and Newcastle John Dobson Street.

Manchester to Newcastle Bus Time: Daily Departures

The bus schedule from Manchester to Newcastle has trips which begin every day as early as 9:10 a.m., including weekends. The trains run regularly consistently throughout the day with the majority of the trips being in the morning. The last bus Manchester to Newcastle of the day is at 7:40 p.m., giving you plenty of time to catch a coach, no matter which day of the week you’d like to travel.

How long is the journey by bus from Manchester to Newcastle?

The Manchester to Newcastle coach travels a fair distance on this journey. The trip is 105 miles (171km) long and averages between 3h 45min and about 4h 28min. The departure station will influence the duration of your travel, as well as any stops your bus may take along the way. Arriving at Newcastle Coach Station or John Dobson will be fairly negligible when it comes to arrival time as they are both based centrally.

Manchester: Central Library

Manchester: Central Library. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the bus depart in Manchester and arrive in Newcastle?

The Manchester to Newcastle coach leaves from a few stations in Manchester, namely Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Airport and Manchester Shudehill Exchange. Manchester Coach Station is your most centrally based station at only 4min away from the city centre. The Manchester Airport Coach Station is further away and a 35min drive with taxi, or easy access by Manchester Skyrail train. The Shudehill Exchange is also luckily quite close to the city centre. All stations can easily be accessed with public transportation such aslocal buses and taxis. Manchester Coach Station is a well-equipped station with a waiting area, coffee shop, ATM’s, restrooms, information office and more. Shudehill Exchange is far more rudimental but does offer certain amenities like ATM machines and restrooms, and The Manchester Airport Coach Station has good amenities including restrooms, cash machines, a waiting area and buffet, kiosks and others. When you arrive in Newcastle with your cheap bus from Manchester to Newcastle, you will arrive either at the Newcastle Coach Station or the Newcastle John Dobson Street stop. Newcastle Coach Station is just a 9min drive from the city centre and opposite the main railway station of the city. It is a functional station with an information and booking desk, seating facilities in the waiting area and restrooms. You can grab a coffee or snack from the stations vending machines after catching the Manchester to Newcastle coach ride. If arriving at Newcastle John Dobson, you will find it essentially acts more like a bus stop than an actual station.

What are the bus stops when arriving in Newcastle?

The bus from Manchester to Newcastle mostly goes directly to the required stations in Newcastle. National Express does occasionally have a stop in Leeds along the way, but once you arrive in Newcastle, there will be no additional delays which is great news if you are in a rush to reach your destination.

What to see between Manchester and Newcastle

Manchester to Newcastle bus tickets will take you on a moderate length journey that will cross from beautiful parts of the northwest of the UK to even further northeast. You will cross from the county of Lancashire into Northumberland, based on the border of Scotland, and will hopefully get to see some scenic sites along the way such as rolling moors, lush greenery and old Medieval buildings, if you are lucky. The greenery of the Peak District National Park is well-known for its beauty and the city of Durham also has great vistas. The towns you will pass through, although ultra-modernised, are also ancient in terms of their history and do have some ruins and monuments which will hopefully be visible from the motorway window.

Information on Newcastle Coach Station

The bus Manchester Newcastle will arrive at Newcastle Coach Station if you booked your ticket with National Express. It is situated opposite the railway station and a mere 9min from the city centre by taxi. From here, you can catch a local bus or take a walk to the railway station to further your travel into Newcastle. The station is small, but efficient and has enough facilities to make your arrival a comfortable one. You can draw money, grab something small to eat or drink and wait comfortably for a lift in waiting areas.

Information on Newcastle John Dobson Street

If your bus Manchester - Newcastle could also arrive at Newcastle John Dobson Street if you caught the Megabus journey and you will find it just a very popular bus stop, as opposed to a station.

Which providers are offering the journey from Manchester to Newcastle?

The bus to Newcastle from Manchester is serviced by 2 of the UK’s leading coach providers, namely National Express and Megabus. Their services are pretty consistently matched for the journey, with both being highly active throughout the day. Both offer cheap bus Manchester to Newcastle tickets, with very competitive pricing between the two companies.

National Express buses Manchester Newcastle

National Express Manchester to Newcastle offers on average between 4 and 5 trips per day. They tend to arrive at Newcastle Coach Station and occasionally have trips that stop in Leeds. They are well-respected, with a good customer satisfaction rate.

Megabus buses Manchester - Newcastle

The Megabus Manchester to Newcastle buses run on average 4 times a day. They often arrive at Newcastle John Dobson Street and tend to service trips more directly than National Express. They are usually the last bus of the day and have been a leading coach provider in the UK for many years.

Buses Manchester to Newcastle: Sustainability Travel

When you catch the bus from Manchester to Newcastle Coach Station or John Dobson Street, you can rest assured that you have done your part in contributing towards a greener planet. Both bus providers on this journey have made a concerted effort over the years to minimise their carbon footprint, with public claims from National Express announcing their buses have the lowest engine emissions on the market. Megabus is also careful about their buses and claim that as much as 75% of their coaches meet the highest standards possible when it comes to engine emission reduction. Coach travel in general is kinder to the planet due to the amount of passengers one coach transports versus one car.

National Express Bus Manchester to Newcastle: Services on Board

When booking seats with National Express, you will be guaranteed a relaxing and comfortable journey. You cannot reserve tickets but you can expect services such as:

  • Comfortable seats with good legroom.
  • Free Wifi with charging ports at your seat for devices.
  • 2 suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage allowed.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Cold food and drinks and secured hot drinks are allowed on board.
  • Folding bikes are welcome.
  • Wheelchair lifts for mobility restricted passengers.
  • Only Standard tickets available.

When booked on board with Megabus, you can also expect excellent service on your bus from Manchester to Newcastle. These services can be expected on your bus:

  • Good seat size with sufficient legroom.
  • Wifi is free, alongside charging ports for electronic devices.
  • 20kgs of luggage allowed, with 1 item being carry-on and another a handbag.
  • Service animals can travel with owners.
  • You are welcome to bring cold food, snacks and drinks with lids on board.
  • Mobility-reduced passengers get assistance boarding.
  • Reservations are available to select window seats.
  • Only Standard tickets are available.

When to book your bus tickets to Manchester from Newcastle

In order to find the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Newcastle, start looking at the bus schedule a few weeks ahead of your trip. This way you can get an idea on what bus tickets will cost and notice how the more in advance you book, the better the deals are. You will also notice how the Manchester to Newcastle bus price fluctuates if you incorporate a stop. If you can take some extra time on the journey you may save some travel budget. Finding stations slightly further away from your final destination may work out cheaper for the bus ticket if you can be collected by a friend. Another money-saving tip is for spontaneous trips. You can often find reduced-to-clear tickets on the day.

To Newcastle by bus — travel tips

When you decide to enjoy Newcastle, you will find a beautiful, historical city that formed much of the industrialisation of the UK. This university city is wrapped by the River Tyne and a great break away for a weekend. With beautiful architecture, spectacular bridges, stunning scenery and wild party spots, Newcastle also has some great museums, markets and theatres to enjoy during your stay. Check out these ideas:

  • Catch opera, rock, theatre and more at either the Theatre Royal or the City Hall.
  • See the beautiful St. Nicholas' Cathedral and Newcastle Cathedral.
  • Cross the river on the phenomenal Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
  • Take in the historic Quayside District which dates back to the 1600’s.
  • Do a guided tour of Victoria Tunnel.
  • Go shopping at Eldon Gardens.

Newcastle:View of the River Tyne at night.

Newcastle:View of the River Tyne at night. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Newcastle?

Your bus from Manchester to Newcastle will place you in the north of the country, so you may want to remain northern and explore further into Scotland. Newcastle to Edinburgh is a fun trip that will average about 2h 30min by coach. This beautiful ancient city has a Medieval Old Town worth exploring as well as Edinburgh Castle and The Edinburgh Museum. Another trip worth taking while you are so close is Newcastle to Glasgow. Football and nightlife crazy, visit Celtic Park for a home game and catch some live music at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. If you feel like a longer trip abroad you could always take in aLondon may break the journey up with some fun in the big city first.

FAQs: Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne can start from as little as £2 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne is £15; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne is 3 h 25 min   to travel the 105 mile long trip, with around there are 12 coaches per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne leaves at 06: 50. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne leaves at 23: 00.
Yes, there are 12 direct coaches a day from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
Take the Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne coach with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport. When arriving in Newcastle upon Tyne, you can end your route in coach stations like Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Ord Street and Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street / Cross Carliol Street.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street, located 0.2 miles (441 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Newcastle upon Tyne from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 25 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne from Manchester including taking a train or coach.

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