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Edinburgh to Newcastle by Coach

Take a coach from Edinburgh to Newcastle to discover the delights of this North East gem. Travelling by megabus is a great way to keep costs down, and you don’t have to worry about parking. When it comes to city breaks, Newcastle is a destination that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you’re a music lover, a history buff or a party animal, this compact yet mighty city delivers on all fronts. Plus, shopaholics are in for a treat. The intu Metrocentre in Gateshead, on the other side of the Tyne, is said to be the largest shopping destination in Europe. To find out more about the city’s best bits, check out our Newcastle city guide.

How long does the bus from Edinburgh to Newcastle take?

The coach journey from Edinburgh to Newcastle takes 2 hours 40 minutes. There are two services running on this route every day, so you’ll have a choice of what time of day you’d prefer to travel.

Added extras like free WiFi and power sockets on all megabuses means you can sit back, relax and read up on Newcastle before you arrive. For more info, read our onboard facilities page.

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Where does the megabus stop in Edinburgh and Newcastle?

Your megabus from Edinburgh to Newcastle will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street. This is in Edinburgh’s New Town, less than a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

Travelling from the University of Edinburgh? You can catch a bus across town from the campus, which will take around 15 minutes. And if you want to make the most of your time in the city before you set off, read our guide to Edinburgh first.

The Edinburgh to Newcastle coach will drop you off in John Dobson Street, right outside the City Library. If you’re feeling peckish, head straight for Bigg Market, which has plenty of restaurants and bars. It’s a 10-minute walk away. And if you’re making your way to Newcastle University, it’ll take just five minutes to get there on foot. But if you're just after ideas of what to do in the city, check out our city guide for our top tips. 

If you want to explore further outside Newcastle, your best bet is to take the Tyne and Wear Metro. It covers places like Whitley Bay, South Shields and Sunderland

How much do Edinburgh to Newcastle journeys cost?

Megabus tickets from Edinburgh to Newcastle start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from Edinburgh to Newcastle?

Use the journey planner on this page to book or hit book now.