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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle

Coach travel from Manchester to Newcastle

From £9.70 one-way*

Free Wi-Fi available onboard
Departures: up to 2 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


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Coach from Manchester to Newcastle

Enjoy comfortable and convenient coach travel all the way to Newcastle from Manchester with prices starting at just £9.70 one-way*.

Now you can experience quality coach travel for less with a guaranteed seat and ample legroom, adjustable air conditioning, a generous luggage allowance and free Wi-Fi. 

Book your tickets now using the journey planner above.

Manchester to Newcastle journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 30 mins
Cheapest price From £9.70 *
Distance (approx) 270km
No. of stops 3 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 12:00pm/16:00pm

Our Manchester to Newcastle services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

172 coach towards Newcastle

Our 172 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Leeds Coach & Bus Station
  • Middlesbrough Bus Station
  • Sunderland Interchange (Park Lane)
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Coach Station

Manchester to Newcastle route map

Departing from Manchester Coach Station

You can start your journey easily thanks to the station's dedicated taxi rank, the city-wide tram service, and the Metroshuttle, which ferries you for free between the cities' rail stations.

Plus, on arrival, you can get ready for your journey by visiting the station's eatery, coffee shop and other great facilities.

Take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities page for more information.

Arriving at Newcastle Coach Station

Newcastle Coach Station has plenty to offer once you've arrived, such as dining facilities, mobile device charging points and more.

For travel into the city and further afield, the station is based around other excellent public transport links.

For more information, view our Newcastle-upon-Tyne facilities page.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester to Newcastle?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 12.00pm, arriving at Newcastle Coach Station at 15.30pm.

When is the last coach from Manchester to Newcastle?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 16.00pm, arriving at Newcastle Coach Station at 20.00pm.

How much is the coach from Manchester to Newcastle?

A one-way journey from Manchester to Newcastle is available from £9.70*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to Newcastle?

Coach journeys from Manchester to Newcastle take either 3 hrs 30 mins or 4 hrs depending on your service.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester to Newcastle?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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