Newcastle by Rail + Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

We're rather proud of our fine city here at latitude 55° north, and like nothing more than showing it off. Arrive by rail from London King’s Cross and hop on the open-top bus to begin your sightseeing adventure in this cultural and historical city.

Return train tickets
Unlimited travel on the Toon Tour open top bus and other Go North East services
Audio Guide
Free Wi-Fi onboard
Food and drink
Admission to attractions or places of interest
Important Information

Meet at King’s Cross: 6:15am

London King’s Cross – Newcastle
Departure: 7am
Arrival: 9:50am

Newcastle – London King’s Cross
Departure: 6:29pm
Arrival: 9:39pm

Please note:

Bus tickets cannot be cancelled but may be amended to a different date within that year’s season. Please give at least 14 days’ notice.
You must have a printed copy of your bus tickets.
Adult and group tickets qualify for unlimited travel all day on the Newcastle Gateshead Toon Tour open-top buses as well as all other Go North East services (expect Seasider X11).
This tour is disabled friendly.


Train: London King’s Cross – Newcastle

A Golden Tours representative will meet you at 6:15am in London King’s Cross to ensure your day smarts smoothly.

Once you arrive in Newcastle, hop onto the open top bus just outside the station.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour of Newcastle

Experience the Newcastle Gateshead Toon Tour from the top of an open-top double-decker bus.

The service will run every 30 minutes from around 10am until 5pm and you can choose from 17 stops to get on or off the Toon Tour bus on your visit to Newcastle and Gateshead.

See sights such as Discovery Museum, St James' Park, Great North Museum, Ouseburn, Quayside, Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Baltic, Sage Gateshead, Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle Castle and Newcastle Cathedral.

What’s more, you can hop-on and hop-off at any stop along the route.

View the Route Map here.

Train: Newcastle – London King’s Cross

Make your way back to Newcastle station to catch your 6.29pm train back to London King’s Cross.

Newcastle by Rail + Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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