Travel from Newcastle to Glasgow by Coach

How to get to Glasgow from Newcastle with National Express buses

Updated September 2011

You can get from Newcastle to Glasgow (or Glasgow to Newcastle) by taking the National Express coaches. The journey is 3 hours and 55 minutes for the direct buses. Travelling by National Express is the cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Glasgow with NX funfare tickets (very cheap tickets) starting at £5 one-way.

Tickets and timetables for Newcastle - Glasgow coaches.

There are up to 2 coaches a day between Newcastle Coach Station (St James Boulevard) and Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow. Only one of them is a direct bus service between Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne. National Express and Megabus are the only coach companies operating services between Newcastle and Glasgow. However, the cheapest Megabus tickets for this route are more expensive than the cheapest (funfare) bus tickets offered by National Express.

Direct buses from Newcastle to Glasgow (journey time between 4-6 hours)

Weekdays Weekend
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Newcastle to Glasgow (NX534)
(departs at 13:55, arrives at 17:50)
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Direct buses from Glasgow to Newcastle (journey time between 4-6 hours)

Weekdays Weekend
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Glasgow to Newcastle (NX534)
(departs at 11:15, arrives at 15:10)
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NOTE: the schedule of buses may change without notice. Please double check with the Megabus for the latest travel times for getting to Newcastle or Glasgow.

There are no early morning, late evening or overnight direct coaches between Newcastle upon Tyne and Glasgow other than the National Express services listed above. See below the section on non-direct buses.

All Glasgow - Newcastle buses (National Express) with service times

Direct buses

Daytime coaches

  • There is 1 direct daytime bus from Glasgow to Newcastle (bus service NX534) which departs Buchanan Bus Station at 11:15 and arrives at Newcastle Coach Station at approx 15:10.
  • There is 1 direct daytime bus from Newcastle to Glasgow (bus service NX534) which departs Newcastle Coach Station at 13:55 and arrive at Buchanan Bus Station at approx 17:50 respectively.

Overnight coaches

There are no direct night buses between Glasgow and Newcastle.

Indirect buses

Daytime coaches

  • There is 1 indirect daytime coach from Glasgow to Newcastle (changes in Edinburgh). It departs Buchanan Bus Station at 06:20 and arrives in Newcastle at 12:45.
  • There is 1 indirect daytime bus from Newcastle to Glasgow (changes in Edinburgh). It departs Newcastle Coach Station at 16:20 and arrives in Glasgow at 22:40.

How long does it take to get from Newcastle to Glasgow by bus

The direct bus takes 3 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the bus ticket from Newcastle to Glasgow cost

The Newcastle - Glasgow route is a National Express funfare route with bus fares for one-way journeys starting at £5 (check availability now). These cheap bus tickets (non-refundable) are available only online when you book in advance. Funfare prices are only available on direct bus journeys, all the more reason to avoid the coaches which change in Edinburgh.

Make sure to book in advance for travel on busy periods like Bank Holidays, Half-Term, Christmas Holidays and New Year's.

National Express bus fares between Newcastle and Glasgow

The cheapest National Express tickets for the Newcastle coach are NX funfare tickets but you need to book these in advance.

Single fares

  • Standard single ticket: £17.50
  • Best Deal, ideal for budget travellers - funfare ticket: from £5

Return fares

  • Economy apex return ticket: £27.60
  • Economy return ticket: £34.80
  • Standard advance return ticket: £35.90
  • Standard return ticket: £41.70
  • Best Deal, ideal for budget travellers - combined single NX funfare tickets (£10 cheapest)

Book Newcastle - Glasgow direct coach tickets

NOTE: Ticket prices may change without notice. Please double check with the National Express for up to date coach fares.

Where does the bus between Newcastle and Glasgow stop

Stops for direct buses

The direct National Express NX534 is goes via Edinburgh where it stops at St. Andrew's Bus Station. Full NX534 itinerary: Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

The NX336 Edinburgh - Glasgow service connects with the NX383 Edinburgh - Newcastle service. The National Express NX383 bus to Edinburgh or Newcastle goes via Jedburgh and Dalkeith. You can buy tickets for travel from any of these stops in Scotland or England to Newcastle or Glasgow. Full NX383 itinerary: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Ponteland, Belsay, Capheaton, Kirkwhelpington, Knowesgate Hotel, Elsdon, Otterburn, Rochester, Rochester, Cottonshopeburn, Byrness, Catcleugh, Whiteleas, Carter Bar, Letham, Edgertson, Camptown, Jedforest, Ferniehurst, Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Melrose, Galashiels, Stow, Fountainhall, Heriot, Dalkeith, Edinburgh.

National Express coach services - Web links

Bus Tickets, Timetables and Journey Planner
Use the form to get timetables and tickets for coach trips from Newcastle to Glasgow or Glasgow to Newcastle and anywhere else in the UK. Alternatively, you can buy your ticket from Buchanan Bus Station or Newcastle coach station. Remember that the cheapest Glasgow - Newcastle bus tickets (funfare offers) are available ONLY online.

Address of Newcastle Coach Station

National Express Coach Station in Newcastle
St James Boulevard
Newcastle
No exact postcode has been found for the Coach Station in Newcastle

Address of Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

Bus Station in Glasgow for National Express coaches
Killermont Street
Glasgow
Scotland
Postcode: G2 3NP
Tel: +44 (141) 353 2141

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