The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 35 m
2 h 41 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Newcastle upon Tyne for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||91 miles (147 km)|
|Average coach duration||2 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£12 (€13)|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Megabus or National Express|
Coaches from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh cover the 91 miles (147 km) long route taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Megabus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £11, but the average price of coach tickets is £12.
Travel between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh from £11 with Omio’s coach partners FlixBus and National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Newcastle upon Tyne - Edinburgh coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
Passengers seeking affordable, speedy bus journeys from Newcastle to Edinburgh will find the MegaBus services ticks all essential boxes. With up to two coaches daily, and journey times of around three hours, travel by comfortable MegaBus is a relaxing, and cheap option for all individuals making this 120-mile trip.
There is an early morning bus from Newcastle to Edinburgh every day of the week, and some days a late afternoon bus also operates on this route. Journeys take between two hours and 45 minutes and two hours and 55 minutes to travel the 120-mile route to the Scottish capital city and major tourist attraction.
There is one main bus service from Newcastle to Edinburgh, and this coach departs from John Dobson Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne at around 4:20 a.m. daily. At certain times of year there are two coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh, and the second service leaves Newcastle at about 4:00 p.m.
Departure bus station: All MegaBus coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh depart from John Dobson Street bus stop. It's easy to recognise MegaBus coaches as their bright blue and yellow branding really does stand out. The John Dobson Street stop is a 24/7 MegaBus-only stop, with cafe services close by. John Dobson Street is located in Newcastle's city centre, and within easy walking distance of all local shops and amenities. There are a number of public car parks close by, and local buses offer services direct to John Dobson Street or to the Haymarket Bus Station which is one minute walk away from the MegaBus stop.
Arrival bus station: Coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Elder Street Bus Station. This bus station is located in central Edinburgh, and amenities include cycle racks, baby changing, disabled toilets, ATM and vending machines. There is a 30p charge to use the public toilets. Elder Street Bus Station is an easy walk away from all the major high street shops, and close to St. Andrew Square, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
MegaBus operate daily coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh, and journeys take just under three hours. Most days there is just one bus from Newcastle to Edinburgh, and it leaves in the very early hours of the morning.
Long days exploring the tourist attraction of Edinburgh are easy when passengers opt for the early morning MegaBus coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh. All of these direct coach services operate virtually non-stop to Edinburgh, and this rapid coach just has two stops en route. Journey times are just under three hours, and the regular scheduled bus service leaves Newcastle at about 4:20 a.m. each day.
There is at least one daily MegaBus coach from Newcastle to Edinburgh, and onboard services include free WiFi, and charging points. Passengers can travel with up to 20kg of luggage and this will be stowed in the hold. It is not possible to take standard adult bikes on any MegaBus coach, although folding bikes and smaller kids bikes can be taken on journeys. There are no facilities for the provision of food or drink on coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh, however, passengers can take cold food, cold drinks, and hot drinks with lids on board all buses. It is possible to reserve the most popular seats on any coaches from Newcastle to Edinburgh, but additional charges are applied. Onboard toilets are available on all coaches. Travelling with pets is not allowed, with the exception of assistance dogs which should be harnessed appropriately. Passengers with disabilities or mobility problems will need to speak with MegaBus direct if accessible services are required, although it is possible for wheelchair or mobility scooter users to access all coaches. As only one wheelchair can travel on any MegaBus service, it is vital to book tickets in advance, and also enables MegaBus customer service to put any essential services in place throughout journeys.
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