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London to Newcastle by direct coach

London to Newcastle upon Tyne by National Express and Megabus


National Express coach from London to Newcastle

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Coach services from London to Newcastle upon Tyne are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct, intercity coach service between London and Newcastle upon Tyne. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers about 6 direct services per day, while Megabus has up to 4 connections a day.
Some National Express and Megabus services terminate in Newcastle upon Tyne, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Newcastle upon Tyne only, the coaches run on larger distances and Newcastle upon Tyne is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express main direct coach line between London and Newcastle upon Tyne is 425 but there are few other carriers’ routes passing through Newcastle upon Tyne. M12 and M20 are the Megabus lines from London to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Megabus coach from London to Newcastle

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Most of the services from Newcastle upon Tyne to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Newcastle upon Tyne with National Express & Megabus takes about 6 hours 30 minutes. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

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Timetables and fares...

London to Newcastle by National Express

NX service number 591 425 591 425 425 435
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation 2 - 5 - - 4
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 9:00 9:30 12:00 12:30 16:00 23:30
LONDON, Golders Green
Dep. 9:35 10:05 - 13:05 - 23:35
WOODALL/LEICESTER FOREST EAST SERVS, (Pause) Time 35mins - - 30mins 30mins 30mins
FERRYBRIDGE SERVS, (Pause) Time - - 45mins - - -
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Coach Stn. Arr. 15:30k 16:55 18:25 19:35k 23:05 5:55

2 = Operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
4 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December, but operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
5 = Operates 29 July until 31 August, 21 - 24, 27 - 31 December & 2 - 4 January.
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays

Newcastle to London by National Express

NX service number 425 425 591 591
425 435
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - 1 2 3 4
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Coach Stn. Dep. 7:15 9:30 10:15 13:00 14:30 23:45
FERRYBRIDGE SERVS, (Pause) Time - - 45mins - - -
WOODALL/LEICESTER FOREST EAST SERVS, (Pause) Time 30mins 30mins - 35mins - 30mins
LONDON, Golders Green Arr. - 16:10k - 19:05k 21:25 5:45
LONDON, Marble Arch Arr. 14:30 16:45k - - 21:55 6:10
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 14:40 16:55k 16:50k 19:50k 22:05 6:20

1 = Operates 28 July until 30 August, 20 - 23, 26 - 30 December & 1 - 3 January.
2 = Operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
3 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December.
4 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December, but operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Marble Arch), Park Lane (to London only)
LONDON, (Golders Green), Bus Station, Stops GD/GE
FERRYBRIDGE SERVS, Pause/stop
WOODALL/LEICESTER FOREST EAST SERVS, Pause/stop
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Coach Stationn, St James Boulevard

Prices for online tickets

London to Newcastle Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Newcastle (Standard)
£38.50 £61.10 £30.80 £48.90 £19.25 £30.55 London to Newcastle
Newcastle to London (Standard)
£38.50 £61.10 £30.80 £48.90 £19.25 £30.55 Newcastle to London
London to Newcastle (eg. APEX/Funfares)
from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way London to Newcastle
Newcastle to London (eg. APEX/Funfares) from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way from £8.50 one way Newcastle to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Newcastle by Megabus

Various service numbers

MB MB MB MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 9:00 15:00 16:30 22:30
NEWCASTLE, Neville Street Arr. 15:35 22:05 23:05 4:25

Newcastle to London by Megabus

Various service numbers MB MB MB MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily
NEWCASTLE, Neville Street Dep. 1:30 6:45 8:40 14:05
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 7:30 14:00 15:30 20:45

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
NEWCASTLE, Neville Street

Prices for online tickets

London to Newcastle
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Newcastle from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Newcastle
Newcastle to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Newcastle to London

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Newcastle upon Tyne

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Newcastle National Express up to 6 a day 6 hrs 30 mins stops & times from £8.50
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Newcastle to London National Express up to 6 a day 6 hrs 30 mins stops & times from £8.50 Book now
London to Newcastle Megabus 4 a day 6 hrs 30 mins
stops & times from £1+50p Book now
Newcastle to London Megabus 4 a day 6 hrs 30 mins stops & times from £1+50p Book now

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Newcastle upon Tyne?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Newcastle upon Tyne are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

The National Express’ coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.

Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger.  Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Newcastle. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Newcastle or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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