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Journey Information

There are 50 intercity coaches per day from Newcastle upon Tyne to London. Traveling by coach from Newcastle upon Tyne to London usually takes around 8 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance248 mi (398 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price£11.49
Trips per day31
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for coaches from Newcastle upon Tyne to London

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




15 February 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: There was no working charging point's my mobile phone was dead my whole trip Therefore my travel was so boring. Cons: Please check charges points. Tips: 1.



21 February 2023- Visiting friends


Really nice driver and spacious clean coach.

How much is a coach ticket from Newcastle upon Tyne to London?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newcastle upon Tyne to London cost £18.22 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Newcastle upon Tyne to London are at their cheapest average price in January. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £20. On the other hand, traveling on this route during December might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for December trips cost £29, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach companies travel from Newcastle upon Tyne to London?

There are 3 bus lines from Newcastle upon Tyne to London available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 24 daily trips, National Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus76h 54m£28.63
Megabus227h 27m£27.64
National Express249h 30m£26.55
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 7 trips from Newcastle upon Tyne to London, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 54 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 248 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne to London. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to London at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Newcastle upon Tyne to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 50 scheduled coaches that travel from Newcastle upon Tyne to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 31 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newcastle upon Tyne to London; ticket prices start at £53.33.

City Information

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, usually just referred to as Newcastle, is the largest city in the North East of England. Once an industrious shipbuilding capital, Newcastle is now mostly known for its exciting nightlife and bar scene; many people flock to the city annually to experience a "Geordie" night out.

During the day, however, Newcastle offers a diverse range of activities and experiences. Take a walk along the Quayside for a breath of sea air, as well as a spectacular view of the seven iconic bridges that connect the north and south banks of the River Tyne, namely the famous Tyne Bridge. Newcastle is also home to several museums to suit every interest, whether it be the Centre of Life for an exciting way to engage in science or the Discovery Museum for an insight into local history.

If you're a football fan, then a trip to Newcastle would be incomplete without a visit to St James' Park for daily guided tours to explore the long history of Newcastle United. You could even follow our itinerary to visit every Premier League Stadium in England.

Getting to Newcastle is easy, whether you wish to travel by car, train, coach, air, or sea. An international airport, an international ferry terminal, and the confluence of several major roads make it extremely easy to get to Newcastle. Central Station lies on the London North Eastern Railway, with frequent trains linking the city to both the south of England and Scotland. National Express and Megabus services also have many routes that stop in the city.


One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Main departure station: John Dobson St Bus Stop

Newcastle upon Tyne has two coach stations with service to London.

All coach stations in Newcastle upon Tyne:

  • John Dobson St Bus Stop

  • Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in London?

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Main arrival station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

Coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • Finchley Rd

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • Elephant and Castle

  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue

  • Hammersmith Bridge Road

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