You can get from London to Newcastle upon Tyne by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Newcastle upon Tyne on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||246 miles (397 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£6 - £145|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £6 • 6 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £145 • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||British Airways, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway|
Take a flight, coach or train to travel 246 miles (397 km) between London and Newcastle upon Tyne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are British Airways, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from London to Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle and London are about 400 kilometres apart, so it is possible to fly, catch the train or take a coach if you need to reach the north-east's largest city. Trains depart from London Kings Cross, buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station, while you can fly from Stansted or Heathrow. The fastest journey time is about 1 hour (in the air), but express trains can work out almost as fast.
All coaches between Newcastle and London will depart from London Victoria Coach Station. National Express route 425 travels from London Victoria to Newcastle Coach Station via Golders Green, while the firm's 591 service makes the same journey via Heathrow Airport. Services are also provided by Megabus, whose buses arrive at John Dobson Street in Newcastle City Centre, and offer one bus per day.
If you want to catch a train to Newcastle, all services will depart from London Kings Cross, starting early in the morning just after 6 a.m. Virgin Trains offer an express service with no changes, which will take about 3 hours to complete the journey. The fastest trains are those that are travelling on to Edinburgh, and there can be a half an hour time difference, so check schedules if you are in a hurry. All trains arrive at Newcastle Railway Station.
Flights between Newcastle and London are operated by British Airways and Flybe, and expect the journey to last for just over an hour. 2 Flybe services per day depart from Stansted, while 6 daily British Airways flights depart from London Heathrow. Newcastle Airport is well connected to the city centre via the Metro system but is slightly out of town, so the actual difference between taking a fast train and catching the plane will not always be great.
You can travel from London to Newcastle upon Tyne 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Newcastle upon Tyne, which costs on average £6.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Newcastle upon Tyne:
A coach journey is usually £139 less than a journey to Newcastle upon Tyne by plane, which costs on average £145 for the same trip.
A coach is about £49 less than a train, which costs on average £56 for this trip.
The fastest way to get to Newcastle upon Tyne from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.
There are alternative travel options to Newcastle upon Tyne that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Newcastle upon Tyne by coach can take on average 6 h 5 min.
In comparison, getting to Newcastle upon Tyne by train can take on average 2 h 48 min.
The London to Newcastle upon Tyne distance is approximately 246 miles (397 km).
The average frequency per day from London to Newcastle upon Tyne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Newcastle upon Tyne as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Newcastle upon Tyne:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Newcastle upon Tyne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from London to Newcastle upon Tyne with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Newcastle upon Tyne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.
When planning your trip between London and Newcastle upon Tyne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Newcastle upon Tyne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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