Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus

This post will share some ideas for days trips you can take from Newcastle by bus / coach. 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus

I love a day out by coach. It's stress free and something I've done a few times when it's just me and the kids travelling somewhere. Here are a few businesses who offer day trips by bus from Newcastle City Centre. 

7 Reasons to take a Day Trip by Bus 

  1. No stress about finding a parking space / worrying about directions
  2. It means you can enjoy a glass of wine or two 
  3. Ideal for nevous drivers who don't like driving to new places 
  4. Usually better for the environment 
  5. You can make new friends with fellow travellers 
  6. Perfect if you can't drive / don't always have access to a car 
  7. Ideal for larger groups who would like to travel together

Westoe Travel 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - Westoe Travel

Many readers have recommended Westoe Travel  to me and their day trips are priced for adults, children and seniors. 

Their 2022 day trips include (prices based on an adult): 
  • Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley for £28.50 
  • Teesside Air Show for £23 
  • Breezy Knees Garden and Thirsk for £29.50 
  • Yorkshire Wildlife PArk for £38.50 

See the full list of day trips and booking info here. 

Caledonian Travel Day Trips by Coach 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - Caledonian Travel

Caledonian Travel offer a wide range of day trips from Newcastle. I have searched for what's available over the next three months and found no less than 111 day trips to choose from. 

Coaches include individual reclining seats with safety belts, air conditioning, washrooms and toilet facilities on board, reserved seating. 

Highlights include: 

  • Day trip to Blackpool or Edinburgh for £17.95 per person 
  • Day trip to York/York Designer Outlet for £15.95 per person 
  • Skipton & Grassingham, Scarborough, the Lake District OR Bamburgh & Seahouses for £17.95 per person
  • Flamingoland trip for £39.99 per person inc. tickets 
  • Eden Camp for £29.95 per person inc. tickets 
  • Forbidden Corner or Yorkshire Wildlife Park for £35.95 per person inc. tickets 
  • Lightwater Valley for £39.95 per person inc. tickets 
Find out more and see the full range of day trips on offer and check dates here (make sure you choose 'day breaks' from the duration drop down menu. 

National Express Day Trips 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - National Express

You can create your own DIY trip with National Express. These trips are not an organised tour but there are lots of destinations available and coaches are often provided for specific events such as concerts and gigs.

 National Express Coaches are super comfortable with plenty of legroom, free onboard WiFi and charging points, air conditioning and more. Find out more and book your trip here. 

National Holidays Day Trips by Coach 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - National Holidays

National Holidays hope to resume their day trips soon. You can check their website here for updates. 

Go North East Whitby & Scarborough Service 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - Seasider X11 to Whitby and Scarborough

Go North East run coaches to Scarborough and Whitby.  No booking for this one, simply turn up. Fares are super reasonable and include a free ride on the open top bus which runs across Scarborough Sea Front. Find out more here. 

If you are looking for things to do in Scarbough or Whitby, check out my guide to visiting both here

Premier Transport Day Trips by Coach 

Premier Transport offer a range of day trips by coach with pick up points across the North East including Newcastle. 

Highlights include: 

  • Whitby for £18.50 per person 
  • Heighley Gate, Seahouses and Holy Island for £18.50 per person 
  • Penrith & Windermere with a Boat Trip included for £29 per person 
  • Skipton Christmas Market for £19 per person 
  • There are also a few 'coach only' options to places like Edinburgh Zoo / Lightwater Valley etc.... Ideal if you can get cheap entrance tickets elsewhere

Concessions are available. Find out more and book here

Gardiners Quality Coach Holidays 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - Gardiners Coach Travel

Again, a range of day trips are available including: 

  • Harrogate Spring Flower Show for £39 per person 
  • Whitby Gothic Weekend for £18.50 per person 
  • Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay for £18.50 per person 
  • Saltburn & Staithes for £18.50 per person 
  • South Lakes Zoo for £34.50 per person 

And many more! Check out the full range of breaks and dates here. 

J H Coaches 

Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Bus - J H Coaches

J H Coaches run a huge selection of day trips departing from across the North East (including Newcastle). They have handily organised their day trips into sections and you can choose from the following categories: 

  • Countryside 
  • Flowers and Agriculture
  • Houses and Castles 
  • Markets and Shopping 
  • Seaside 
  • Special Events 
  • Animals and Theme Parks 
  • Trains, Planes, Boats and Cars 
  • TV and Film 
  • Tots and Toddlers 
Take a look at what's on offer here. 

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15 Cheap Day Trips from Newcastle by Coach


1 comment

  1. Great Post! Didn't realise there were so many options available


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